DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Julia was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba and comes from a long line of prairie settler farmers. After spending seven years experiencing the ‘big city’ life in Vancouver, she moved to the Oceanside area three years ago with her partner. She has returned to her small-town farming roots, working at a local Nanoose Bay farm. Julia’s diverse experience includes volunteering with teens and children, community nutrition education, and leadership roles with the Greater Vancouver Y, where she also fostered community engagement and led youth advocacy initiatives as a member of the Young Leaders Council.
She is multi-passionate with interests that extend to music, rockhounding and social justice. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work degree at the University of Victoria, Julia is driven to create social change in the areas of food and environmental justice, mental health, and eating disorders. When not working or studying, she can be found immersed in a good book, beachcombing, or cooking with fresh, local ingredients. Julia’s journey is shaped by her commitment to community, social justice, and connection to the land.