Julia Ayeni is a Place Lab Project Manager with SFPA. She is responsible for managing Place Lab’s existing portfolio of community-driven “Green Benefit District” (GBD) public space stewardship projects, in addition to assisting with SFPA’s pioneering Citywide Public Space Initiative.

Julia earned a BA in Sociology from Saint Mary’s College of California, and an MSc in Urban Regeneration from University College London (UCL). Her time in London was a formative experience, providing her with the opportunity to work with diverse communities who strive to improve accessibility to housing, safe public transit, and attractive, inviting public spaces.

Outside of the office, Julia is very passionate about volunteering for social justice causes and promoting equitable access to the arts. Catch her doing stand-up or hosting a radio show.