Julia is an award-winning educator and keynote speaker. Born & raised in NYC; she comes from a diverse background. She is a passionate, youth development specialist, and the Founder of kid-grit, a vibrant social emotional learning education company serving youth, teachers, and administrators. She has trained thousands of educators across the nation. In 2022, Julia won the certification from Women’s Business National Enterprise Council as a 100% Women Owned Business. She has received awards for her outstanding contribution to education across the nation from CAL STATE Fullerton, U.S. Representative for California, Lou Correa, and the BOOST Collaborative. Julia has presented and facilitated keynotes and learning sessions at over 100 conferences and for over 10,000 educators nationwide. She holds a master’s in Educational Leadership from Antioch University.
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