Julianne graduated from Harvard magna cum laude with a B.A. in comparative literature (4.0 GPA in major). A professional editor ever since, she’s led company-wide journalism workshops, edited a fiction book, and helped everyone from fledgling authors to celebrities like Ashley Judd and Talib Kweli craft pieces of substance and style. Three articles she edited in 2016 were nominated for National Magazine Awards, and her own writing has been published by The Atlantic, Wired, Vox, McSweeney's, Mic, and MTV News; translated into three languages; and read more than 12 million times. Her reporting on the 2016 election was referenced in The New York Times, and she’s produced multiple video pieces that aired on cable television.
For the past two years Julianne has also helped kids articulate their passions on the page as a college essay tutor, and her background in education-oriented community service has made her a patient, thoughtful teacher. At Harvard she was selected from more than 500 applicants to become a Peer Advising Fellow and received her youth mentorship certification through the South Boston Big Sib Mentoring Program. After college she worked as a middle school English teacher in rural Namibia with the nonprofit WorldTeach. She’s also volunteered with a creative anti-bullying program for high school girls in NYC and managed the production of an original student play at Roundabout, one of the largest Broadway producing organizations.
In her free time she sees as many plays as possible, hosts local trivia nights, and hangs out with her dog Alfie, whose insistence upon sitting on her lap has made him a beloved fixture of online tutoring sessions.