Julie is the Deputy Director of Strategy and Operations at CPRL. Julie leads CPRL’s organizational strategy and financial and operational activities. She has extensive experience advising school systems, philanthropies, and advocacy and community-based organizations on policy, strategy, systems design, and program evaluation and implementation. She has particular expertise in stakeholder and civic engagement and participation, governance, and school-family partnerships. Before joining CPRL, Julie served as in-house and outside counsel to a range of organizations and individuals, including as a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and most recently as the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of P.A.C.E. Education Strategies. Julie began her career as a middle school reading and language arts teacher in New Orleans. She holds a B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Duke University.