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Julia Heitner

Julia Heitner

Development Associate

Julia Heitner is the development associate at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) and supports on philanthropy and marketing initiatives.

Prior to joining NCLD, Julia oversaw the administration of the Curatorial Friends Groups at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, invitation-only donor groups in 15 curatorial departments at the museum.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she has served as a program assistant for the Stuart Foundation, supporting youth and education in California and Washington state, as well as administering grant and membership programs for Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional theatre service organizations in North America. She has also coordinated scholarship programs for the US-UK Fulbright Awards in London.

Julia is passionate about improvisation and theatre and has worked as a professional actor, director and producer in San Francisco and New York, and currently performs regularly with her improv team Dim-Prov at The People’s Improv Theatre. She earned a B.A. in theater arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and completed a portion of her degree abroad at the University of Hyderabad in India.

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Student Voices Update: Young Adults Visit NCLD Offices to Talk About Support They Need After High School

Last year, NCLD surveyed more than 1,200 young adults with and without identified learning and attention issues, to understand what factors contributed to their success after high school. The results of this nationwide survey formed the basis of our Student Voices report. Our findings revealed that a supportive home life, connection to friends and community, […]

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