Email WGSSI Co-conveners at wgcc@mit.edu


Julie's appointment as Senior Co-Convener for WGSSI is for two academic years, beginning August 2016 to June 2018.

Julie has been working at MIT since 2008. Before transitioning to the Office of the Executive Vice President & Treasurer (EVPT) full time, she was in the Office of Sustainability, and prior to that in Central HR.

While in HR she received a 2013 Infinite Mile Award as part of the I-9 Team in recognition of creativity and innovation. She is a Human Resources professional, and holds a Certification in the Essentials of Human Resources Management. Julie has served as an Executive Assistant for a variety of vice presidents and senior leaders in academia as well as the legal profession. Julie's interest in the environment led her to join MIT's Green Committee, Staff for Sustainability, in 2010. In January 2011, she was invited to become a co-chair of the Green Committee and served until 2014.

Julie's current responsibilities include managing the Atlas homepage feature stories and the AdminConnect website as well as coordinating all of the EVPT events.



Barbara's appointment as Junior Co-Convener for WGSSI will run through June 2017.

Barbara is an Administrative Assistant I in the Anthropology Program. She co-chairs the Artists Beyond the Desk Task Group, and she volunteers every year for the MIT commencement.  Outside of MIT she is a part time office manager for ELO - Electronic Literature Organization, a worldwide organization.

Barbara graduated from California State University - Fullerton, California with a degree in Communications/Advertising.

Barbara commutes to MIT from her hometown in Worcester, where she lives with her son and 2 crazy cats, Bupa and Bonkers.  Before MIT, Barbara was a tax preparer for H&R Block, and a tour guide for a medieval castle museum called Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester. She loves working at MIT, does not mind the commute, and is happy to be a part of ABD and WGSSI.