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Julianne Malveaux
Julianne Malveaux

Julianne Malveaux

Bennett College for Women

Greensboro, NC USA

"Anything that you do that's worth doing is going to have some challenges."

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Julianne's work combines: Education, Politics, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life


I write about issues such as race, culture, gender, and their economic impacts.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Economics, General

    Boston College

  • Graduate Degree

    Economics, General

    Boston College

  • Doctorate

    Economics, General

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Has had all sorts of impressive jobs; her mother jokes that, like a snake, Julianne "sheds her skin every 10 years."

  • 2.

    Says that rather than having a singular career, she's had a "series of adventures."

  • 3.

    Went to college a year early; went to MIT for graduate school and studied labor economics.

  • 4.

    Had visions of being the mayor of San Francisco; ran for public office and got beat "like a drum."

  • 5.

    Although she lost, someone heard her campaigning and thought she'd be perfect for radio.

  • 6.

    From there, she hosted her own talk radio show, taught at San Francisco State University, worked at CNN and started her own company.

  • 7.

    Visited Bennett College and got "Bennetized," fell in love; when the position of president opened up, she eagerly applied.

  • 8.

    Says fear is natural and thinks the best way for the risk-averse to conquer their fears is by making a plan, finding a passion.