Juliette (she/her) joined the team in 2021 to provide DEI training and consulting services, and to help center and integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion frameworks and practices in TREC’s organizational development offerings.
Based in Colorado, she previously served as the Program Director at Chinook Fund, where she directed an innovative community grantmaking model called The Giving Project that helps members build diverse community, develop donor organizing skills, and share power through an anti-oppression lens. She also held leadership in The Giving Project Learning Community to advance and replicate the model nationally. Juliette is passionate about resourcing communities organizing for justice and change.
Raised by immigrant orphans and Korean war survivors, Juliette grew up in a cosmopolitan suburb of Washington DC. She earned her BA in English and a Master of Teaching from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry with an Advanced Feminist Studies Certificate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She started organizing as a canvass director and campus organizer for the Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) then taught college and post-graduate writing, gender, and genre courses for a decade.
Juliette is dedicated to the arts as a vehicle for change. She helped coordinate the 2014 National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival and consulted for the Smithsonian Institute’s inaugural Asian American Literature Festival and for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She’s held international residencies in video art and poetry, published five books, and is a former Pew Fellow in the Arts. As a scholar, Juliette specializes on issues of race, gender, diaspora, and experimentation in contemporary US poetry.
Juliette loves karaoke, dance parties, all types of art, making food for friends, dressing up, knitting, and biking around.