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Julie Sims

People and Operations Director

As People & Operations Director, Julie oversees Human Resources and Operations at CFJ. Julie was born and raised in Massachusetts where, at a young age, she became dedicated to social justice issues. She attended the University of Notre Dame, earning a Bachelor of Arts with a dual major in Anthropology and Government. Upon graduation, she began her professional career as a campus and community organizer in New Jersey, working for students’, women’s, and workers’ rights, environmental protections and combatting police brutality and local political corruption. She also served in leadership roles on local, grassroots electoral campaigns.


After moving to Los Angeles, Julie earned a Master’s in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, receiving special recognition from the faculty as the recipient of the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh Founder’s award. Through her work in the Los Angeles region, Julie’s leadership has contributed to the protection of parks and open space, supported local ballot measures to improve the quality of local waterways and water supply, and provided after-school opportunities for underserved communities throughout the city.


Julie is passionate about social justice because she feels the inherent interdependence of human beings requires justice and equity for survival of the species. When she’s not working to change the world, she enjoys exploring it, locally and globally, with her husband and daughter.

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