Carnegie Mellon University

Julia Poepping

Associate Director of Partnership Development, Information Systems

  • Hamburg Hall 3047
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Julia Poepping is special faculty, Associate Director of Partnership Development, in the Information Systems Program - a joint program of the Dietrich and Heinz Colleges at Carnegie Mellon University. In this role she has the privilege of developing and managing community partnerships for 67-373: Information Systems Student Consulting Project Course (373) and for the Technology Consulting in the Global Community (TCinGC) program.  She manages the student relationships for TCinGC and is a student advisor and faculty coordinator for 373.  She works closely with faculty and staff to facilitate the diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for IS undergraduate students.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values of the Information Systems Program. We strive to foster a community that promotes inclusiveness and a positive sense of belonging among all students within the program. Together, we value and celebrate the unique identities of our students and aim to create a culture where they feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, and engage in meaningful academic, leadership, and social opportunities. We aim to elevate cultural awareness through education, programming, and an environment that embraces differences.

Julia is proud and humbled to now play a role in furthering the IS program mission: "To educate students to lead change at the interfaces of technological, organizational, and societal systems." Our graduates are uniquely positioned to envision and drive the positive change that technology makes possible in organizations, in communities, and around the world!


 Julia earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh – Katz Graduate School of Business and a Bachelors in Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon University, Julia worked for several years for PPG Industries, Axiall and as an independent consultant.  In these roles she directed the IT and information security strategy for large industrial manufacturing and supply chain businesses. 


Julia’s community service interests overlap nicely with her role in the Information Systems program. She founded RedChairPgh (a nonprofit for mid-career women in technology) and served on volunteer boards with Pitt’s MBA business simulation program, 412 Food Rescue and Robert Morris University’s Center for Cyber Research and Training.  She has been an adjunct advisor for Carnegie Mellon University’s IS program and she guest lectured for Pitt’s Risk Management class.