Julie Quiroz is dedicated to discovering, generating, and telling powerful stories of social change. The middle child of an Ecuadorian father and a Kansas mother, Julie learned early how to read and question the subtle and complex narratives of migration, assimilation, race, class, and gender.
As a Senior Fellow at MSC, Julie has shaped MSC’s core program work as part of the organization’s leadership team. She is a co-leader of MSC’s Transitions Initiative and co-designer/co-facilitator of MSC’s Transitions Labs. In 2013 Julie led the launch of MSC Blog Let’s Talk as a space for movement builders to share powerful, hopeful stories that inspire and inform across geography and sector. She edits Let’s Talk and frequently posts her own writing here.
Prior to joining the MSC staff, Julie served as a Senior Program Consultant to the Akonadi Foundation and co-founder (with Daniel HoSang Martinez) of mosaic consulting, where her clients included The Ford Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, and the Greater Washington Regional Foundation. Julie’s organizational experience includes Center for Third World Organizing, Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Urban Habitat, and National Council of La Raza. Julie currently serves on the board of Just Cause/Cause Justa and Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity.
Outside of MSC, Julie’s loves include swimming and vintage fair shopping with her teen daughter. She is a Voices of Our Nation writer and is currently working on a novel.