About Julia Firestone

Julia Firestone believes in the power of stories to connect people and inspire positive change in the global education field. As director of operations with Impact Network, Julia works with an international team to develop, implement, and monitor scalable programs, managing 10 schools with over 2,000 recipients of services. She initially served as one of the organization’s first interns in Zambia, supporting the roll out of technology across schools, before joining the executive team in the New York office. Through her work with Impact Network and in her previous role as a program assistant at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Julia has designed and led professional trainings for educators and public health cadres in international settings. She has worked, conducted research, or traveled in nine African countries across East, West, and Southern Africa and most recently conducted a participatory photography project with teachers in Zambia for her master’s thesis. Julia has a master’s degree in International Educational Development from Teachers College of Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College.
Latest Posts | By Julia Firestone
How One Teacher in Zambia is Changing the World
4 years ago

How One Teacher in Zambia is Changing the World

In late 2013, Tesilia Tembo walked several miles down hot, dusty, orange roads in rural Zambia to meet with Daniel Mwanza. She had woken up early to make sure she …
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