Vice President of Criminal Justice
Julie leads Arnold Ventures' work in two strategic areas: prisons and fees and fines. She develops and oversees investments to reduce prison populations; improve prison culture and conditions; increase transparency; and bolster prospects for successful reentry; as well as to end fees; make fines equitable; and end all fees and fines in the juvenile system.
She joined Arnold Ventures after serving as senior policy adviser for the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, where she oversaw state and local efforts to reduce solitary confinement and reform sentencing, corrections, community supervision, fines and fees, and pretrial policies and practices, among other projects.
Previously, Julie worked as a senior policy associate for the Vera Institute of Justice, providing assistance to state and local policymakers on criminal justice policy and implementation. Julie also practiced law at Wiggins, Childs, Pantazis, Fisher & Goldfarb, representing clients who experienced discrimination in employment and housing based on race, sex, and disability. In addition, she served as a judicial clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Julie earned a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the NYU Law Review.