Julie is the Operations and Fundraising Manager at Colorado People’s Alliance. Originally from Minnesota, she traveled to El Salvador in high school and gained a deeper understanding of the systems of oppression both abroad and in the US. Julie graduated from St. Olaf College in 2014 with majors in Spanish and Latin American studies. After college, Julie lived in El Salvador for a year, working for a grassroots solidarity organization and witnessed the power of grassroots community organizing. Briefly back in Minnesota, Julie worked at an education non-profit, where she created new systems and worked to improve overall work culture. Now in Denver she is the Operations & Fundraising Manager, creating streamlined systems to improve the internal organization of COPA and developing a culture of grassroots fundraising.