Julian was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo, where he attended Rockhurst High School, Kansas City's Jesuit High School. So moved by Jesuit education and pedagogy, he relocated to Chicago to attend Loyola University Chicago to earn a Bachelor's degree in Political Science with minors in Black World Studies and English.
Julian joined Y.O.U. in the summer of 2017 as an Inspire Fellow at E.T.H.S. before transitioning to his current role as an AmeriCorps Y.O.U.th Serve member. Julian's experience in youth development and education is driven by his passion to develop an intersectional approach to education, mental health, and identity. He has spent time working with the Boy Scouts of America and W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center in Kansas City, before founding a mentoring program for middle and high school aged youth at Loyola University Chicago, Edgewater Kids United.
As an aspiring collegiate professor and academic adviser, Julian is eager to impact the lives of students through productive academic, social, and emotional growth activities. In his spare time, Julian enjoys reading and writing poetry, spending time with family or binge watching Netflix.