Julia is the Executive Director of the Schooner Foundation, a Boston-based private foundation that seeks to advance human rights by leveraging funds where there is the greatest need and opportunity. In her role, she oversees the vision and execution of the Foundation’s strategic direction and grant-making activities, domestically and internationally. Julia comes from a diverse background in fundraising, international development consulting, and nonprofit work, all with a strong focus on rural Africa, where she grew up. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and currently serves as a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Steering Committee.

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