As the Program Manager for Student Programming, Lang oversees Taylor’s social venture accelerator, the Changemaker Institute, leads design thinking workshops, advises student organizations focused on social innovation and social entrepreneurship, supervises Taylor Student Fellows, and creates and leads student programming in social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and design thinking.

In 2014-2015, Julia Lang was lead administrator for the interdisciplinary minor in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) and the first full time staff member at the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking.

While earning her Master’s in College Student Services Administration at Oregon State University, Lang helped launch the Center for Civic Engagement, where she created the alternative break program and promoted student engagement and activism via experiential service activities throughout Oregon, Washington, and California. Julia’s interest in social innovation and experiential education prompted her to lead students on service-learning semesters in Central America and Southeast Asia, intern with Habitat for Humanity in Sri Lanka, and teach at the University of California-Berkeley’s Civic Leadership Institute. Due to her transformative community engagement experiences, her Master’s thesis focused on the impact of service learning on student global citizenship.

 Lang has a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University, and a M.S. from Oregon State University, where she was awarded the College of Education’s Exemplary Student Award for “Exemplary Leadership of Community Grassroots Organizations.” 

Fall Course: SISE 4560 Innovative Approaches to Social Change