We’re shining the light on Juliette Bobrow, Weitz Fellow at the Women’s Fund, who joined the team in August 2019 and will be in the position for one year. She primarily works on our Freedom from Violence initiative helping to coordinate the systems response to gender-based violence. She also assists in research that supports our community response protocols addressing domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. Juliette graduated from Carleton College with a BA in History, and concentrations in Women & Gender Studies and Art History.
While at Carleton, she was involved with the Center for Community and Civic Engagement as a Health and Wellbeing Fellow. In that position, she managed several student-run volunteer programs that worked with a variety of community health organizations and helped foster campus dialogue around community engagement. Through this work she gained a better understanding of community partnership.
We sat with Juliette and asked her a few questions about her experience at the Women’s Fund so far, and what she likes to do outside of work.
What’s your favorite part of working at the Women’s Fund?
There are so many great things about working at the Women’s Fund. I really like all my coworkers because everyone is so passionate and driven. Some of the projects I get to work on feels like we are the glue for the community and getting to connect people of different occupations.
Describe the Women’s Fund in three words?
Fast-paced, Self-aware, and Energetic.
Best thing about living/working in Omaha?
I’ve had a lot of good food so far. I like how it has that small town feel in a bigger city. It allows you to have a good network of people to support you.
When you’re not working, what’s your favorite thing to do?
Baking and watching The Great British Bake Off. I am really into trivia; I’m not necessarily that good but I love it because I like the team aspect around it and I am a competitive person.
What’s one goal you hope to accomplish in the next year?
Outside of the Women’s Fund, I want to get back into rock climbing and learn how to do ceramics.
What’s the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever done?
I have interned in Seattle at a start-up social enterprise that created a guide to diverse, locally-owned businesses. I did a lot of research about the local businesses and one of my assignments was to make a guide to local ice cream shops. My boss and I went to all the ice cream shops for meetings with the owners, and of course we would always get a cone at each spot. I’d never had so much delicious ice cream in my life. I absolutely love ice cream, but even I had to take a break to recover from that many cones!
What are you listening to these days?
I have a very eclectic taste in music, so I listen to a lot of music I listened to when I was in middle school. I’m also into a lot of oldies like women of 70s rock and The Beatles. One podcast I am currently into is “She’s All Fat,” it’s a body positive podcast.
If Hollywood made a movie about you, who would you like to see cast as you?
I would love to see Winona Ryder play me because she has such a cool personality and seems fun.