Julie Heaton is Montana World Affairs Council’s webcast intern. She helps coordinate speakers and promote the Connect Montana webcast throughout the state. Julie is a Masters of Public Administration student with the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana. In addition to pursuing her degree, she also serves as Director of UM’s Financial Education Program. Her interests include international education, economic empowerment, and student success. She has spent time studying and teaching in China, Spain, and Chile, and believes strongly in the power of education to fight inequality and create globally-minded citizens.  Julie is excited to work with MWAC this year and help connect Montanans with compelling speakers from around the globe!