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Julie Zhou

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An experienced writer with a broad portfolio in academic writing and long-form journalism, Julie Zhou came to Arts Midwest from the healthcare industry, where she worked in marketing and analytics. At Arts Midwest, she supports the NEA Big Read, a community reading initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Areas of Expertise

Creative writing; community engagement (service learning/continuous engagement); marketing analytics (Hubspot, Google); copyediting; food advocacy; screenwriting + cinematography; digital + social media; graphic design; Public health (Medicare, Health Insurance Marketplace, ACA) and public health advocacy

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Beyond Arts Midwest

Julie has remained active in the public-health sector through local volunteer and pro-bono work with Planned Parenthood Minnesota and Faribault’s Hope Center. In her free time, she also maintains a fledgling writing career as a freelancer—her first short story collection, “Generics,” is a chapbook forthcoming from Gold Line Press, and further work can be found via her LinkedIn portfolio.


Julie graduated from Carleton College early in 2017 with a BA in English Language and Literature and honors in Creative Writing.

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