Julie has extensive professional training in public relations, social media, strategic planning and media relations. She is a public relations professional, with more than 15 years’ experience working with national and international not-for-profit and academic organizations. She has worked extensively in all aspects of communications, including developing strategies for media and government relations, issues management, marketing, publications and design, and digital and social media presences. She currently holds the position of Research Communications Manager at Carleton University, and has contributed to the mandates and visions of such organizations as the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Exporters’ Association and the Specialty and Premium Television Association. Her specialties are in; Strategic communications planning and execution, internal and external communications, social media planning, editing and writing, and special event planning.