Julia di Bonaventura is a program manager for the Pathways to Prosperity Network, a collaboration between the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Jobs for the Future, where she supports leaders in K-12, higher education, business and industry, and government in developing and implementing rigorous career pathways leading to high-wage, high-demand jobs that leave open the prospect of further education.
Prior to joining JFF, Ms. di Bonaventura worked at Brigham & Women’s Hospital as part of the Workforce Development team. In this role, she coordinated work-based learning and employment initiatives serving young people, focusing primarily on a large summer high school internship program and college internship program. Through partnerships with community-based organizations, training vendors and local school systems, she also worked to connect unemployed or underemployed adults to meaningful employment at the hospital. Before Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Ms. di Bonaventura worked at the Boston Private Industry Council (Boston PIC), Boston’s Workforce Investment Board and the city’s school-to-career intermediary organization. While at the Boston PIC, Ms. di Bonaventura first served as a Career Specialist at Charlestown High School and then as the STEM Coordinator.
Ms. di Bonaventura has a Master’s in Education from the Prevention Science & Practice Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Brown University.