As Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President, Julia is involved in Global Center central operations and provides vital administrative support to Professor Safwan M. Masri. Julia comes to Columbia Global Centers after a 13 year career as an entrepreneur in the fields of maternal health and strategic marketing. She has served as a doula, childbirth consultant, and yoga instructor for thousands around the Upper West Side, NYC, and abroad. Her previous experience in the private entertainment sector was as Director of Film, TV, and Strategic Marketing for Universal Motown Records. A native New Yorker and Vassar College graduate who has lived in Australia, Europe, and the Middle East, Julia currently lives in South Harlem with her husband Jonah Geffen and two daughters. She is honored to serve Professor Masri and advance the goals of Columbia Global Centers.