Julie Leung arrived at The Seattle School in 2021, first serving as the Institutional Support Supervisor at the front desk on campus, before becoming the Communications Specialist a year later. She’s been a longtime fan of The Seattle School, appreciating the intersections and spaces held by our community, spaces of integrity and safety, spaces for discourse and wrestling with questions of complexity and faith, spaces for art and storytelling, and spaces for healing and restoration.
She received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop, the low residency program at Pacific Lutheran University. Her undergraduate degree is in biochemistry: she is also a fan of interdisciplinary spaces and scholars. To her work at The Seattle School, Julie brings background and experience in education and nonprofit management.
Since childhood, she has enjoyed exploring tidepools, and, for ten years she has helped monitor sea star populations for signs of wasting disease. She is fascinated by the ragged edges of shorelines, where water and land meet, the incredible diversity, and the ability to adapt and thrive in changing environments.
Currently, she lives on Bainbridge Island with her husband, Ted Leung, and her rabbit, Wally. Julie and Ted enjoy planning adventures to visit people and places they love. Sometimes she even writes essays for fun, often in lyric collage style, weaving shards and fragments into collaborative art and beauty. A Seattle native, she has spent time living in other corners of the country but the Pacific Northwest will always be home.