As an Evaluation Specialist at PEI, Julia believes in leveraging the unique strengths of organizational partners to achieve their goals of real equity and full inclusion for their members and the people they serve. Whether through tailored climate assessments or evidence-driven trainings and workshops, they are passionate about partnering with providers, administrators, and educators to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge they need to achieve fully inclusive healthcare and educational encounters with the people they serve. Drawing on over ten years of experience in the sector and extensive training in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, Julia works to provide each and every one of our clients with the most effective, tailored, and evidence-based evaluations, trainings, and interventions possible.

In addition to their role with PEI, Julia is a PhD candidate in the program of Health Services Research, Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Julia’s work focuses on advancing health equity for marginalized populations, in particular lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) populations. Prior to pursuing their doctorate, Julia was a research associate at JSI Research and Training Institute, working on a wide range of public health issues in partnership with federal and state agencies, service providers, and foundations.