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Senior Analytics Specialist for Williams Randall Advertising, Julia Thorpe wants to leave the world a better place. To do this, she realized working for a non-profit organization doesn’t have to be her 9-5. Instead, she spends her free time giving her energy and talents to nonprofits including organizations like Coburn Place Safe Haven, Indiana Repertory Theatre and Gleaners Food Bank. Tell us more, Julia!
My Maven Superpower is … Attention to detail. I enjoy ensuring that all of the smaller details are included and correct because I know how it leads to the bigger picture.
My first job was … A page at the Decatur Public Library during summer breaks while in college.
The best career advice I can offer is … Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Someone else may have a similar thought and be afraid to speak up and/or a question asked could lead to a different way of thinking or approach from another team member.
I feel most confident when … I can be prepared for the situation that I am walking into and when I am wearing a colorful blazer.
Best book I’ve read lately … “Dear Data” by Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi. I loved seeing the different ways that data can be visually represented. For fun, I recently read “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. Decided to read the book before watching the movie.
The skill I most want to learn is… American Sign Language. If anyone knows of a great place to take classes, let me know!
A Maven you should know is… Allison Barkel. Allison and I met through a young professional group with the Indiana Repertory Theatre and have become great friends!
Something I’d like to celebrate is… I recently joined the Board for Child Care Answers which is my first Board experience! I wanted to take the next step in my volunteering experience and this was my next goal, so I am excited for this opportunity.
Favorite bucket list experience… A few years back, my Dad and I were talking about what was on each of our bucket lists and found out that we both wanted to go to the Kentucky Derby. It is an experience I won’t soon forget. I loved the way everyone dresses up and the excitement that ensues for a pretty short race!
I’m grateful for… Community. I am thankful for the connections and the friends I have made over the last few years in Indianapolis.
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