Julie OrneeResearch Associate
Julie Ornee ’06 is a research associate for the Frost Research Center, and she started working at Hope in 2013. In her role, Julie conducts research for nonprofits, businesses and the college to help inform decisions and future planning. She specializes in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and is responsible for all aspects of the research process from initial client meetings to final reports and presentations. Julie enjoys helping clients visualize and find meaning in their data.
Upon graduation from Hope, Julie joined the Peace Corps and served two years in Macedonia as a youth community development volunteer. Prior to working at the Frost Research Center, she worked as the community impact manager at the United Way of McLean County in Bloomington, Illinois. There her primary responsibilities included program evaluation, needs assessments and community research.
- M.A., sociology and community and economic development, 2012
- B.A., psychology and sociology, Hope College, 2006
- American Sociological Society Distinguished Graduate Student Award, 2012
Why I Love Hope
Working with the research students is a highlight of Julie's role at the Frost Center. She also appreciates the support and thoughtfulness of the Hope community.
Outside the College
Julie loves being active and getting outside. When she isn't pouring through lines of data, you may find her teaching yoga for various campus activities.