Julia Davis is a proud two-time graduate of Howard University where she earned a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and received her master’s in education. At Howard she developed a strong passion for working with marginalized students and desired to become an educator, so that she could transform the lives of students of color through powerful and positive classroom experiences. She comes to EOS with five years of classroom experience, working predominantly with Black and low-income students in Detroit and Atlanta Public Schools.
Julia realized in the classroom that for students of color and students in low-income communities to truly thrive, they needed support alleviating barriers outside of their classrooms and more resources in their communities. She transitioned from the classroom and spent the last two years working as Director of Community Engagement and Education for Uplift Georgia. In this role, Julia focused on bringing more resources into low-income residential communities of color. This included a focus on income support, job training/assistance, alleviating food insecurity, developing after school programs for kids, and creating monthly events that fostered a sense of community and allowed neighbors to connect and network. In this role she also focused on company wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts.
Through her work in DEI in various roles over the years, she realized that equity work needs to be happening at every level of an organization to create change in policies and procedures and not behind closed doors and/or at tables that BIPOC do not have a seat. She is excited to join EOS and have the much-needed conversations around equity at community and national levels to help create a world inside and outside of the classroom that allows students to reach their highest potential.
Outside of work Julia loves to read and write- she is an avid lover of daily journaling and casual blogging. She enjoys spending lots of time with friends and family, going to yoga classes, trying new restaurants, volunteering in the community with her sorority, and exploring new hobbies like jewelry making, puzzles, and painting.