Senior Program Manager
Julia Franz, Senior Program Manager, manages African Access Initiative (AAI) members and partners in Nigeria, as well as projects across BVGH’s network of program partners. Prior to joining BVGH, Julia was a journalist and radio producer in her home state of Minnesota, covering the COVID-19 pandemic and breaking stories for a daily news show. She has a background in nonprofit communications, and once managed projects and teams at a large industrial supplier. Julia received her BA in Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Literatures from Smith College, in Massachusetts. She loves reading, biking, canoeing, and spending time outside with her husband and daughter.