Julie Watts

Julie Watts

Deputy Director

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Julie helps to implement the Budget & Policy Center’s strategic vision and oversees a range of research, policy, and external relations initiatives.

Julie was previously a lecturer at the University of Washington School of Social Work, teaching courses in poverty and inequality, public policy, and community and organizational change.

Her experience also includes serving as lead public policy staff for the Statewide Poverty Action Network and the Washington Association of Churches (now the Faith Action Network), where she led statewide campaigns to address poverty and inequality and to advocate for a progressive state tax structure. Julie holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington.

Julie enjoys spending time with her husband Joel and daughter Zula and tending to various things that grow in her backyard, including veggies, roses, and chickens.

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