Through UpRoot Design Studio, she uses illustration and green product design to inspire joyful, sustainable habits.
She is particularly active in the arts and tech worlds in her NYC homebase, taking part in programs like the New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio and Art-a-Hack which emphasize community, collaboration, and creative vibrance. She has also been accepted to numerous artist residencies across the country including Chalk Hill, Brush Creek, and VCCA, and enjoys partnering on new projects with groups such as the New York City Master Chorale and KC VITAs.
Julia was the recipient of grants from the NY Women Composers Foundation, Puffin West Foundation, The Pollination Project, and the Brooklyn Arts Council for her empathy-building community arts project, “Habitat: Home.” Julia was then a grant advisor for The Pollination Project and is currently a Board Member at Threshold podcast.
Overall, Julia believes in the social impact of the arts, and is dedicated to highlighting diverse voices as she collaborates with artists and organizations nationwide.