Julia joined the Gardner Center as a research assistant in 2018. She supports several project teams by collecting and analyzing data, engaging communities, providing technical and administrative support, and participating in dissemination activities.
After graduating from Stanford University in 2017 with a B.A. in Human Biology and a minor in Spanish, Julia worked at the Gardner Center previously as a Stanford Public Interest Network (SPIN) Shinnyo fellow. During this public service fellowship, she supported youth development, school, and community engagement programs and initiatives at both Redwood City 2020 and the Gardner Center.
In college, Julia’s coursework concentrated on the sociocultural determinants of child health and development. She was a research assistant at the Language Learning Lab where she wrote an undergraduate honors thesis exploring the influence of caregiver support on children’s early cognitive development.
Julia looks forward to partnering with youth, families, schools, and communities to produce accessible and actionable research.