Julia Clausen 

661-706-2291 ∙ jnclausen17@gmail.com ∙ 2735 N Ridgeway Ave #2, Chicago, IL 60647




University of California, Irvine

B.A. in English with Creative Writing Emphasis

Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Campus-Wide Honors Program                                                                                 June 2017


Studied Abroad at Queen Mary, University of London for 2015-16 Academic Year 

New Forum Publication Editor; Undergraduate Creative Writing Research with Prof. Ron Carlson

Presented essay on Modernism to the English Major’s Association spring forum



Podcast Producer, Editor, and Host

Book Club With Julia & Victoria; Chicago, IL                                                                                                          June 2019 - Present


Co-host discussion podcast about literature and writing, hosted on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Manage story edits, fact check content, and remove continuity errors.

Coordinate guests, topics, schedules, promotion, and sound with co-host.

Write all web and promotional copy for each episode.

Freelance Writer

Portfolio: www.jnclausen.com; Upwork Profile                                                                                            November 2016 - Present 


Designed, edited, and wrote website copy as well as monthly newsletters, blog posts, and client updates.

Contribute articles about autism to online feminist publication Release the Women.

Wrote for Theater and Dance column at the Chicago Reader.


SAT/ACT Teacher and Tutor

The Princeton Review; Irvine, CA                                                                                                                    December 2016 – Present


Educating a classroom of frustrated high school students with variant abilities in specialized test-taking strategies.

Diagnosed struggles and study habits of each student and taught new method of working and thinking.


Product Coordinator

Advertising Analytics; Washington, DC (Remote)                                                                                            September 2019 - August 2020


Cleaned database of 85,000 rows and created sustainable systems for maintaining clean data standards.

Managed product development projects to optimize quality and efficiency of the product’s user interface. 

Wrote user personas for current and potential clients to guide UX strategy.

Data Systems Associate (Americorps VISTA)

826CHI; Chicago, IL                                                                                                                                                 August 2018 - July 2019


Took charge of re-designing internal data collection, organization, and analysis processes for entire organization.

Tracked donors and donation data in Salesforce and pulled regular reports to advise development team.

Created new evaluation systems for student and volunteer programs.

Studied volunteer behaviors and feedback to assist in creating new stakeholder engagement plan.

Edited all grant inquiries and applications.

Publishing Intern

Independent Publishers Group; Chicago, IL                                                                                         November 2017 - August 2018


Translated book descriptions and author bios from Spanish to English.

Edited copy in seasonal catalogues for multiple imprints.

Prepared Ebooks and Audiobooks for publication and print-on-demand books for printing.

Copywriter and Assistant

March Consulting; Bakersfield, CA                                                                                                                     April 2015 – April 2018


Designed, edited, and wrote website copy as well as monthly newsletters, blog posts, and client updates.

Created social media plan for book promotion, working hand-in-hand with publishers.




Salesforce; Google Analytics and Ads; Microsoft Office Suite; MailChimp; Adobe suite; Canva; Wordpress; GSuite;

Spanish to English translation; Audio Production; Oil Painting; Music; Dance