Julie Foster-Straw

Program Director

Julie is an advocate for young people, working to implement programs that bring youth from diverse backgrounds together to create change in their communities. As Program Director of Atlanta-based nonprofit, re:imagine/ATL, Julie develops curriculum for young storytellers, evaluates programs & strategies, & oversees the production of digital content.

After receiving her Masters in Public Health from Emory University & becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist, Julie began working for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. There, she combined her expertise in public health with her experience in filmmaking & pioneered the Center’s first video contest for the public.

In 2014, Julie started her work with re:imagine/ATL and has been instrumental in developing its innovative approach to media arts education. Julie’s work at re:imagine/ATL is truly her dream job-she gets to work in community using film for social change with passionate teens from different walks of life.

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