Julia Cooke graduated from Georgetown University, where she was one of fourteen students to pursue an honors thesis in the English department and graduated magna cum laude. She minored in Spanish and Art History after spending a semester at the University of Havana and countless hours at the museums and galleries of Washington, D.C. More recently, she completed coursework for an MFA in writing from Columbia University, where she now teaches undergraduate creative writing as a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow. Julia privately tutors students of all ages in writing, literature, and Spanish.
Prior to moving to New York, Julia lived for five years in Latin America, where she worked as a journalist, taught English to students aged 14 to 50 at Mexico City’s Language Workout, edited phD theses on social justice and politics, and tutored high-schoolers aiming to apply to American colleges. She continues to write for magazines and newspapers including the Village Voice, Conde Nast Traveller, The Atlantic, and more.
Julia especially enjoys sharing her passion for literature and watching her students’ analytical reading and writing skills grow. She’s taught college essay-writing intensives for the “I Have a Dream” Foundation, creative writing workshops for high school students at the Columbia University Summer Program for High School Students, and she currently teaches with the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop.
When she’s not writing, teaching, or reading, Julia is traveling, cooking, running, or accompanying her theater-loving mother or dancer sister to a show.