Julia Lang, M.S., is the Assistant Director for Career Education at the Taylor Center for Social Innovation & Design Thinking. In this role, Lang supports students in identifying their changemaker paths – where their academic interests and career aspirations intersect with a commitment to make positive social impact throughout life. Lang was integral in the launch of the Taylor Center as the inaugural staff member in 2014. In 2016, Lang envisioned, designed, and created Taylor Your Life (TYL), a life design program for undergraduate and graduate students. Since 2016, TYL has grown to 15 sections per year, and Lang currently trains and supervises instructors, with plans to further expand the program at Tulane.
In her work at Taylor, Lang incorporates her diverse interests in student development, experiential education, civic engagement, social justice, positive psychology, design thinking, and health and wellness.
At Taylor, Lang also runs the Changemaker Institute, incubating social ventures in the Tulane community by fostering learning and growth, community partnerships, mentorship, and the development of social entrepreneurial skills among upper-level students in the early idea phase of social venture development.
Lang has a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University, and a M.S. in Education from Oregon State University, where she helped launch the Center for Civic Engagement, developing service-learning trips and programs throughout the Northwest. Previously, Lang led community engagement curricula and programs with the Civic Leadership Institute at the University of California, Berkeley; served as House Director in a residential living center for 60 international students; and led transformative experiential gap-year programs for American students throughout Central America, South America and Southeast Asia with National Geographic Student Expeditions, Carpe Diem Education, and Rustic Pathways. Since 2017, Lang has coached three international cohorts for the Ashoka U Changemaker Commons and is highly involved with the Ashoka U community of practitioners embedding changemaking in higher education around the world.
SISE 4820 Taylor Your Life