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Julie Veltman has been an educator for over 20 years. She began her career as a high school English and social studies teacher, working in New York City, La Paz, Bolivia and Portland, OR. Prior to teaching, Julie served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa. Upon her return, she ran the school-based program for International Development Exchange (IDEX). It was this work that led her to pursue a career in teaching. 

Julie is currently an Instructor of Spanish at Willamette University in her home state of Oregon. She leads a student immersion program in Ecuador as the Faculty Director of Willamette’s Ecuador Summer Program and has traveled extensively in Latin America.

Areas of Interest

Julie’s professional interests include curriculum design, authentic assessment and interdisciplinary content integration. Her courses focus on both language acquisition and the intersection of language, culture, identity and power.

Academic Degrees

  • MA in Spanish, Middlebury College
  • MA in Teaching (MAT), Brown University
  • BA in History, Tufts University

Professor Veltman has been teaching at the Institute since 2017.