Julie’s journey started in Southern California, surrounded by supportive parents and family who cared more about others than themselves. This upbringing has been critical to the way she sees the world and the decisions she’s taken along the way. A passion for understanding others and seeing the world led to a focus on foreign policy that eventually directed her to a career in journalism. She spent a decade at Fortune, writing and editing. Inspired by entrepreneurs she met along the way, Julie co-founded and ran a social enterprise for the next decade. Passionate about mentoring other women, Julie helps early-stage entrepreneurs scale their ideas and increase their access to venture funding. Julie holds a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. from University of California at Irvine. She loves good ideas, both big and small, and hopes she can spread the support she was given from day one to others who need it.