Julie Wernick

Mensch Academy Program Coordinator

Julie is a water sign living with their precious cat in the northwest side of Chicago. They have a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies with a concentration in LGBTQ+ Health. Julie found their passion for radical youth work and community-centered care early on in their career while working as an HIV testing counselor for young queer and trans folks. Outside of exploring big Jewish questions with their coworkers and young mensches, Julie can be found building community with Nikkei Uprising- a collective of Japanese Americans in Chicago organizing against all forms of incarceration. Julie loves summertime, envisioning a liberatory future, making art, and eating dessert.