Julie serves as Bellevue’s health, human services, and education policy lead and has served as the team leader in tracking and updating the rapidly changing federal response to COVID-19. An expert on the CARES Act, Platt deconstructs complex legislation to highlight the benefit for Bellevue’s clients.
Julie puts her unique background at the intersection of public health, social services, policy, political campaigns, international development, and political advocacy to work for the team. She is known for her excellent relationship and coalition-building skills and her use of data and analytics to inform strategic decision making.
Before working at Bellevue Strategies, Julie worked for numerous campaigns at the state and county level leading to groundbreaking wins in Philadelphia, Allegheny, and Delaware County. She has received awards for both her political and academic work for which she was most recently named to The Incline’s “Who’s Next in Politics in 2018”, as well as the Juanita C. Evans Leadership Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. She is additionally active with the National Association of Social Workers and is on their political action committee.
After attending Wesleyan University for her undergrad, Julie went on to obtain her master’s in both Public Health (MPH) and Social Work (MSW) from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in community organizing / nonprofit management and behavioral health. While at UPitt, Julie worked for two state representatives and assisted in gun violence intervention research. Before graduate school, Julie was named coordinator for Grassroot Soccer in Cape Town, South Africa studying HIV/AIDS prevention for youth.
She currently lives in West Philly and enjoys listening to podcasts and trying to teach herself how to cook, with little success.