Julie joined Resilience Action Partners,FEMA’s CERC provider, as an Account Supervisor in June 2016 and she has been recognized for her work in strategic communications, digital strategy, copywriting, and media relations. Julie currently leads strategy and planning efforts in support of the Community Engagement and Risk Communications contract under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). She also leads FEMA’s virtual reality project team, which works with communities to help them understand the realities of flood hazards and how to activate risk mitigation programs.

Prior to this role, Julie served as the communications manager at Union Privilege, a consumer benefits subsidiary of the AFL-CIO, which serves some 13 million union members nationwide. There, she led strategic integrated marketing campaigns with partners including Capital One, AT&T, Wells Fargo, and MetLife. Julie also worked on Google’s HandsOn Tech team, where she developed technical assessments and cloud solutions for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. As a freelance writer, Julie has been published in the Huffington Post, FamousDC, and the AFL-CIO blog, among other outlets.

Julie holds a master’s degree in strategic communication from American University and two bachelor’s degrees in business and Spanish from Washington and Jefferson College.