Julia has been working for school districts for the past 20 years to positively impact the learning experiences of the students she serves. As a Senior Facilities Development Manager with the Facilities Services Division of the Los Angeles Unified School District, she manages the planning and development of major projects transforming existing school sites. Julia applies her interest and expertise in the planning and design of learning environments to lead LA Unified’s effort to develop, update, and align their design standards and educational specifications with the instructional vision of the District.
Julia is an active member of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) and is a founding member and current co-chair of A4LE’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee. She previously served as the Chair of the Commission that oversees the industry credential of Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP). Julia has enjoyed serving as a juror for several school design and planning award programs, including A4LE International Planning & Design Awards, A4LE Midwest Great Lakes Region John Shaw Award architectural design competition, and Learning by Design magazine’s Architectural and Interior Design Awards of Excellence.
In her professional and personal efforts, Julia advocates for inspiring student-centered learning environments that provide all children the opportunity to learn, to grow and to dream.