In her current role at the Centre for Effective Altruism, Julia serves as a contact person for the global effective altruism community as well as helping local groups to support their members. She also serves on the board of GiveWell and is the President of Giving What We Can – a global community of over 4,000 people who have pledged to donate at least 10% of their lifelong income to effective charities. Before joining CEA and GWWC, Julia worked as a social worker, assisting prison inmates, psychiatric patients, and refugees. She holds degrees in social work and sociology from Bryn Mawr College and Salem State College.
Julia’s own philanthropy has been reported in the media (including in Quartz, MSNBC, and The Guardian) and featured prominently in Larissa MacFarquhar’s 2016 book Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help. Julia writes about her experience donating, and more generally about the personal aspects of effective altruism, on her blog Giving Gladly.