Julia Mariani is the founder, writer, and editor of Astronomy for Teens. She graduated with Honors from Williams College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish, where she wrote a thesis in conjunction with the Covid-19 Mother Baby Outcomes Study (“COMBO”) at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Her research analyzed the effects of mask-wearing and maternal-infant interactions during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Following graduation, she went on to join Heidrick & Struggles, the premier provider of executive search, corporate culture, and leadership consulting services. She specializes in C-suite, board, and manufacturing/operations placements across energy, chemicals, automotive, and other industrial manufacturers.
Although an executive search associate by trade, Julia’s lifelong passion for astronomy and science communications has prevailed for nearly a decade. Since a young child, Julia has been inspired to deepen her understanding of the cosmos and our place in the universe. She created Astronomy for Teens to share this wonder with younger audiences with the hope of inspiring the next generation of scientists and scientific communicators.