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Intern Spotlight: Julia Hoffman

Julia Hoffman is a Spring 2020 legislative affairs intern with Bose Public Affairs Group. Originally from Indianapolis, IN, Julia graduated summa cum laude from American University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Secondary Education in December 2019.

Throughout her college experience, Julia dedicated much of her time to studying U.S. education policy, directly working with a diverse group of students, and developing a passion for promoting educational equity. This past summer, she served as a head Math and English Language Arts teacher with Higher Achievement DC’s Summer Academy, a program dedicated to closing the opportunity gap by providing traditionally disadvantaged early adolescents with academic and personal support in out-of-school settings. In her junior year at American, Julia student-taught 7th grade Social Studies at Jefferson Academy, a Title I DCPS school, and 9th-10th grade World History at Langley High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. The previous summer, she interned with the Indiana Department of Education’s Office of Special Education, supporting the formal dispute resolution team and furthering her passion for supporting students with disabilities. She has also worked with Sycamore School’s summer programs in Indianapolis, which developed her interest in supporting high-quality gifted and talented educational opportunities. At American University, she was heavily involved with EagleTHON, a student-run nonprofit that raises funds and awareness for Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. Julia is a current after-school mentor with Higher Achievement DC and a former literacy tutor with Reading Partners.

As an intern at Bose Public Affairs Group, Julia primarily focuses on federal K-12 education advocacy. She also supports a variety of clients on topics including higher education, infrastructure, and transportation. While working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, Julia has supported our municipal clients by analyzing federal relief legislation, tracking funding opportunities, and producing daily media summaries following the federal pandemic response.

Following this internship, Julia will be moving to Stuttgart, Germany, to complete a one-year middle school teaching fellowship with the International School of Stuttgart. After that, she hopes to return to the D.C. area to serve as a public school teacher before pursuing law school and a career in education policy and advocacy.