Julie Payne is the Project Coordinator for Spring Strategies. One of her favourite aspects of this role is working on Spring Forward and managing this website. Julie started working with Spring Strategies in February 2015 and is inspired by the hands-on approach, the philosophy of learning together and the transformative results of its diverse programs. Julie started her career in theatre and then moved into human rights, where she has worked with PEN Canada, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and the Book and Periodical Council (BPC). In her downtime, Julie can be found wrestling with the invasive vines in her Ancaster garden.