Julia Quanrud joined the ServeMinnesota team as Chief Executive Officer in April of 2023. Before joining ServeMinnesota, Julia led, built, and launched evidence-based AmeriCorps programs as Chief of Staff at Ampact, including Math Corps and Reading Corps during key years of growth in Minnesota and multiple other states. She also led Ampact as interim Chief Program Director for the first eighteen months of the COVID-19 pandemic, launching Contact Tracing Corps and the Emergency Response Initiative to help Minnesota respond to the crisis.
Julia is a proud AmeriCorps alum, having served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member for two years, first with Minnesota Campus Compact and then with Minneapolis Public Schools. In her second year, she was elected President of the InterCorps Council (ICC), where she led a banner year for the organization, managing service days, events, and projects, while collaborating with fellow AmeriCorps members on the ICC’s vision, procedures, and reporting.
Julia holds a Bachelor of the Arts from Macalester College as well as a Master in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. At Humphrey, she received the 2022 Lloyd B. Short Award for Best Master’s Paper on nonprofit crisis leadership and management. She also received the Presidential Leadership Award, George Stanley Arthur Prize for Civic Engagement, and the Harambee! Award for Multicultural Contributions on Campus at Macalester College.
With a strong, lifelong commitment to service, Julia also serves on the board of FamilyWise and formerly as an advisory board member of the Minneapolis Fourth Generation Fund. She volunteers as an election judge and as a tax preparer with Prepare + Prosper.