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University Relations Manager
Julie joined SIT Study Abroad in 2019 as the university relations manager for the Midwest region. Born and raised in Minnesota, she attended Gustavus Adolphus College and earned a BA in Sociology with minors in Women’s Studies and Business. She is an alumna of the SIT Graduate Institute, holding a MA in International Education. Her experience abroad includes studying and au pairing in Florence, Italy, interning for a European internship provider in Pistoia, Italy, and working for over eight years at the Umbra Institute, a US study abroad program in Perugia, Italy. In her most recent position, Julie managed community partnerships that provided field-based study and intercultural learning opportunities for undergraduate students, including practica, service learning, volunteering, and independent research. She also served as registrar, advising students and liaising with US university offices. Julie is a strong advocate for experiential education and for helping students become positive change agents in their communities.