Educator:  Specialty: academic language and literacy for non-native English-speaking, first-generation college students. Doctor of Education in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership from Northeastern University, expected 2018. Master’s of Education in Language and Literacy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Writing Program Manager at UMass Boston, College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Follow me on twitter: @msjulieteacher.

Visual artist: Landscapes, portraits, icons, and nature-themed abstract works. Author-illustrator: Love Me Later (2005) and I Only Like What I Like (2003), named Notable Books of Jewish Content by the Association of Jewish Libraries.