Hi! My name is Jules and I am so honored to be this year’s advertising assistant. I grew up in Silver Spring, Md., and was raised in the United Methodist tradition; I have fond memories of going to church throughout my childhood and adolescent years. If there is one thing that I took away from my upbringing, it is God’s enduring love and light for all creatures and beings. I believe that it is my job as a follower of Christ to embody his messages of hope and peace to make this world a better place.
I recently graduated from a small Quaker school called Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., with a degree in human development and social relations (Don't feel bad if you haven't heard of either one). For my senior research, I participated in an ethnographic field study at a local nonprofit organization and studied the importance of amplifying the voices and lived experiences of disenfranchised communities in the fight for racial and economic justice. This project confirmed my strong interest in grassroots organizing and I hope to explore this more after my time at Sojourners.
When I wasn’t analyzing theory in college, I fell in love with the student-run dance program and volunteered at the student-run coffee cooperative. During my sophomore year, I lived in an intentional community centered around mindfulness and Buddhist philosophies. Living in an intentional spiritual community is one of my favorite components of the Sojourners Fellowship Program, and I am so thrilled to be among such fun-loving and wise people for a year!
In my free time, I can be found trying to manifest having lunch with Taylor Swift someday, scrounging the kitchen for sugar, or strolling to the Trader Joe’s on 14th Street whenever I can.