Julia is currently a Partner at GSV AcceleraTE, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage companies in the education and talent technology sector.
She previously was the Vice President for Enterprise at Coursera, where she found and led Coursera’s enterprise business growing it from 0 to over 1400 companies and organizations, including over 60 Fortune 500 companies. Her team also pioneered Coursera’s Industry Content Partnerships (including Google, IBM, and Cisco), and started the Coursera for Refugee program, which to date has reached over ten thousand refugees. She joined Coursera one month after the company launched, and led their early consumer monetization effort, including launching Specializations, the product that has driven the majority of the company’s revenue.
Before Coursera she managed the Google Apps for Education team, growing its user base to over 18m active students, faculty and staff and 70% of the top 100 US universities. Julia started out as a fourth grade teacher in East San Jose through Teach For America, and then went on to lead professional development for Teach For America in the Bay Area. Julia holds a BA from Pomona College, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an MA in education from Stanford University.