Center for Social Policy

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Faculty & Staff

photo of Julia Tripp

Julia Tripp

  • Constituent Coordinator & Liaison, Center for Social Policy
  • Telephone: 617.287.3962

Additional Information

Tripp began her work with the center as a consultant in 2000. She is responsible for carrying out the center's constituent involvement activities, educating the external community about constituent involvement, and working as a research assistant on center applied research and evaluation projects.

As part of the center's 20th anniversary celebration in October 2012, Tripp was one of five honorees for her leadership in social and economic justice.  She was chosen because she represents the next generation of social policy leaders.

Under the HUD National Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) Technical Assistance project, Julia developed the curriculum on Consumer Involvement in HMIS and trained over 40 communities across the country on this topic.

She is also a HIV/AIDS educator; board member for the National Coalition for the Homeless, as well as other boards and planning committees. She also works part-time as a program associate with Advocates for Human Potential under the Projects for Assistance in Transitioning out of Homelessness (PATH) to which she brings her understanding of engaging chronically homeless and other challenged populations.

Tripp is studying for her bachelor's degree at UMass Boston, and is producing and directing the Bring America Home Theatre Project.

Read about TRANSFORMATION: The Role of the Constituent Advisory Group at the Center for Social Policy.

Read Julia Tripp's remarks at the center's 20th anniversary celebration.

Listen to the podcast of Julia Tripp's interview with Susie Devins of the Fourth World Movement. Discover the importance of lived experience at CSP as it gives voice to poverty policy development as well as human development.