Julie oversees the Community Grants Program for agencies to provide direct services and prevention strategies to address intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. She will also develop training plans to support trauma-informed systems as the Office develops and implements its countywide strategic plan. After eight years of developing policies and administering programs for the County’s Office of Women’s Policy, Julie brings specialized program knowledge, communication skills and contract management abilities that will allow the newly created Office to build off the foundation she helped establish during her time at the Office of Women’s Policy.
Julie’s strong commitment to public service runs deep and is demonstrated by her long history of volunteering in the community. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for San Jose Jazz and Somos Mayfair. She has been recognized by her peers for her community service, receiving the 2013 La Familia Award from the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, The Sisterhood Award from the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley in 2019, and was recently one of 18 participants from the state of California to be named a Rise Up California Leader to improve gender equity and advance social justice.
Julie earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and her master’s degree in Public Administration from San Jose State University.