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Julie Segovia

Board Member

Julie Segovia is a PhD candidate in child study & human development at Tufts University and has lived experience in the Massachusetts foster care system, including aging out of care. Her professional interests include the social, emotional, and academic development of foster care-involved children and youth and issues of social justice in the child welfare system. Julie has experienced firsthand many of the foster care-specific barriers to post-secondary education, and cares deeply about removing those barriers through innovative and equitable policy and practice changes. She strongly believes that people with lived foster care experience should be meaningfully involved in all child welfare decision-making processes at the organizational, county, state, and federal levels.

Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Boston, with a double major in English and psychology, and a Master of Science in speech-language pathology from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Julie serves on the board of directors for multiple foster care-related organizations and was recently named a 2021 Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America Champion by the Treehouse Foundation.