Julianne Culey, Communication Specialist
Originally from Michigan, Julianne received a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Marketing with a minor in Women’s Studies from Central Michigan University and chose to move to Phoenix promptly after in order to get out of the cold and enjoy the hot desert weather. While in Arizona she was able to spend time researching, learning, and exploring the world around her, eventually completing her Master’s of Arts in Sociology at Arizona State University. She credits her drive and determination to her mother who always insisted she could do anything her brother could and insisted she take all the same AP-level math courses that he did. During her studies, Julianne focused on the ways that technology has developed gender, class racial biases due to the lack of inclusivity in the developmental process. Without proper representation in the creation of new technologies, the end product is unlikely to be inclusive as well. Julianne's passion for women's rights, inclusion, and representation led her to seek out a position at CGEST, an organization that is committed to gender equity, in order to make an impact on the community she has grown to be a part of. Julianne considers Arizona to be her home and wants to do her part in creating a more inclusive environment for other girls and women in the state that encourages them to shape the technologies of their future.