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Julia Salinas
Institute Staff


Senior Program Manager

Julia is passionate about bringing stakeholders together to develop shared visions, engage marginalized voices, and ensure equitable outcomes. She also loves to help organizations develop goals and strategies, understand the impact of their work, and continuously improve their outcomes.  She worked for the City and County of San Francisco for nearly ten years where she facilitated inter-departmental and cross-sector collaboration, community engagement, equity-focused policy development, strategic planning, and evaluation for a variety of City departments.

Julia received her graduate degree from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Through her graduate studies, she worked on neighborhood planning and public engagement evaluation efforts for the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and San Francisco Planning Department.

Prior to graduate school, Julia worked at CirclePoint and the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center as a consultant for San Francisco Bay Area local governments, working to educate and engage community stakeholders in local public decision-making.

She graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Environmental Studies, during which time she worked at a nonprofit, community foundation, and county planning commission focusing on sustainability and revitalization efforts in Cleveland, Ohio.

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