Hello everyone! My name is Julia Thompson and I have just joined the staff of the Holocaust Center for Humanity as its first Education Outreach Associate. I interned at the Center for the past two summers and am thrilled to be back in a full-time position!
I was born and raised in Seattle and recently graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington with a History degree. While at Whitman I worked as a writing tutor as well as in the study abroad office, was involved in my sorority, and studied piano alongside my classes. My honors thesis – inspired by my time at the Holocaust Center – focused on Jewish Displaced Persons and Allied policy in several DP camps in occupied Germany.
I am so excited to be working for the Center in its beautiful new building. I will be working closely with Ilana on educational programs like teaching trunks, field trips, seminars, the Speakers Bureau, and more. I look forward to reaching people all over the region through these amazing programs, and to help spread knowledge and awareness of the Holocaust and related topics. I am extremely grateful to have this wonderful opportunity immediately after graduation. It is truly an honor and a pleasure to be part of such an important organization in this community alongside so many dedicated, wonderful individuals! I look forward to meeting you soon.