Julia Silverman is the director of content partnerships at OPB. She previously worked at The Associated Press in Oregon, where she covered education and state and federal politics. She has also worked as a reporter at The Spokesman Review in Spokane and at The Arkansas Democrat Gazette in Little Rock. She is a graduate of Brown University, where she majored in history, but spent most of her time in the newsroom of The Brown Daily Herald. A New York City native, she lives in Southeast Portland with her family.