Julie McGarry, M.A., serves as associate director of secondary programming on the Adolescent Initiatives team at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. In this capacity, she works on RULER, training new schools, coaching RULER schools, and developing RULER content. Additionally, she leads inspirED, a free program to elevate middle and high school student voice and empower students to take an active role in improving the social and emotional climate of their schools. Julie also supports YCEI’s adolescent research projects with implementation and training. Previously, Julie served as program manager of inspirED. Before coming to the Center, she was a high school English teacher in Philadelphia and active in her school’s student services programming. She earned her B.S. in English Education and her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education. Outside of her time at the Center, Julie enjoys hiking, reading, and cooking.