Julia Leitner

Director of Training

Julia works to support Arena candidates and campaign staff.

Julia has worked in labor, political, and community organizing. In 2016, Julia worked on the Clinton campaign in Ohio, and in the wake of the election rejoined the labor movement as a Lead Organizer with the United Auto Workers (UAW), overseeing regional operations of a campaign to unionize over 7,000 workers. After graduating from Harvard in 2013, Julia trained as a labor organizer with SEIU in Oakland. She went on to organize coffee farmers in Colombia and helped build an agriculture tourism business to supplement the incomes of smallholder farmers in a post-conflict region. Julia received her A.B. from Harvard in History and literature. She grew up in California and New Mexico. She speaks fluent Spanish and wrote her senior thesis on activist art groups from the 2001 economic crisis in Argentina.

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