As a manager for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Julie Holland works to advance the Foundation’s youth entrepreneurship initiatives in Education. She conducts research, designs, and develops new youth entrepreneurship initiatives, and assists the vice president of Education in special projects. Holland connects and applies the efforts in adult and collegiate entrepreneurship, K-12 METS education, and Future of Learning to youth entrepreneurship endeavors.
Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Holland was communications coordinator for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central New York in Syracuse, New York, where she directed media relations, worked with major donors, and handled critical and complex Wishes. Previously, Holland worked for Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas for over three years, where she served as field representative/economic development director, after providing support as a legislative correspondent.
Holland has a history of volunteer civic participation, and is currently active in Kansas City Urban Young Life. Holland earned her B.S. in environmental science at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where she was a Harry S. Truman Scholar in 2001. She earned her master of public administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, New York. Holland is currently pursuing a doctorate in law and policy from Northeastern University in Boston.