Julia Renaud brings a professional, academic, and personal passion for the public humanities to her work at the Council. In supporting the Council’s grantmaking and strategic initiatives, she is thrilled to support the diverse multitude of humanities projects enriching communities all over Rhode Island
Prior to joining the Council, Julia served in public programs, archival, curatorial, and communications roles in museums and cultural organizations in New York and Providence. She previously served as an archivist at the Calder Foundation in New York, and also spent time at the American Repertory Theater, Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and D. E. Shaw Research. Since arriving in Rhode Island, Julia has worked with the Center for Reconciliation, Dirt Palace Public Projects, Brown Arts Initiative, and the Rhode Island State House Restoration Committee.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Julia holds an MA in Public Humanities from Brown University and an AB, summa cum laude, in American History and Literature with a minor in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University.
Recently certified as a yoga instructor, Julia enjoys karaoke and historical tourism.