Julia Mejia has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, grassroots organizing and community outreach and engagement. She has honed her professional grassroots marketing and media skills through producing multi-media programming and grassroots campaigns in the public and private sectors. She’s worked with MTV, the Ad Council, Proctor & Gamble, The Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston, The Medical Foundation, The City School, The Black Ministerial Alliance, the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, Action for Boston Community Development and Goodwill Industries. Mejia is on the board of directors for Project Hip Hop, a leadership council member for the Dorchester Cares Coalition and member of the Communities of Color leadership committee. She was active in Moms for Marty and is a member of Mayor Marty Walsh’s Youth Transition Committee. Mejia is the recipient of the 2003 American Women in Radio & Television National Bell award for diversity and educational programming, the first-ever Mount Ida Distinguished Alumni award in 2001 and the 1997 Dimock Health City-Wide Leadership award. She also participated in the development and launch of Voto Latino, a national civic engagement organization targeting Latinos. Mejia earned a B.A. in communications from Mount Ida College and was the first person in her family to graduate from high school and attend college.