Meet the ISDI Team:

 

Julie Reimer - NWDLS Series Manager

Julie Reimer has enjoyed nearly 30 years of a scientific career in which she had the opportunity to experience a broad range of work and cultural environments.  These experiences, including working in traditionally male-dominated environments, focused primarily on technical achievement, however, they provided insights and perspectives that fueled her passion for coaching, teaching and mentoring others for successful careers and living life fully.  In her role as a scientist and a leader for Women in Action, an employee driven business network for women at the Weyerhaeuser Company, she coached and mentored others to reach higher and “not settle” for being comfortable in their careers.  Throughout her career, Julie experienced the effects of a lack of focused and strategic employee development on the level of individual engagement.  This is what fuels her interest and passion for creating inclusive environments not just for women, but for everyone.

 

Her first experience with the NW Diversity Learning Series (NWDLS) was while working at Weyerhaeuser with the support of Effenus Henderson, then chief diversity officer for the company.  It was also when she met Barbara Deane, founder of the NWDLS, who facilitated an amazing women’s leadership panel for Women in Action called “Developing Women Leaders at Weyerhaeuser” in April 2004.  It was a pivotal point in the growth and acceptance of employee business networks in the company.

 

After leaving Weyerhaeuser, Julie continued her support of the NWDLS as a volunteer.  She was delighted when the opportunity to work with Effenus and Barbara again arose as they became Co-Directors and formed the Institute for Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion (ISDI).  Julie is thrilled to further her passion for creating inclusive environments by utilizing her years of project management skills in the evolving future of ISDI and the coordination of the NWDLS sessions.  She wears many hats for the organization and couldn’t be more pleased in doing so.

 

When not at work, Julie enjoys a variety of activities that range from hiking, running, softball and walking and creating natural bird houses and gardening.  She taught herself how to set up a WordPress blog to share the recipes from her mom in an attempt to recreate the flavors and memories of her youth and the stories behind them.  Julie is married to Diane, also an outdoor enthusiast, and together they are always planning their next big adventure!

Kristin Riemedio - Strategic Project Manager

Kristin Riemedio was born and raised in California, growing up all up and down the state.

 

She has two siblings, an older sister and a younger brother, making her the middle child of the family and giving her siblings her natural skills in mediation, communication and mentorship. She currently resides in San Diego, CA, where she received her Bachelor's degree at San Diego State University, and will be relocating to Seattle, WA in the Spring of 2021.

 

Since graduating college in 2015, Kristin has found herself involved in many different organizations and industries, such as hospitality, marketing, public relations and event planning. She also has previous volunteer and internship experience with San Diego Convention Center, San Diego Pride and the WorldBeat Cultural Center, a few of San Diego's most impactful non-profit organizations.

 

Her most recent experience was at a membership-based organization that focused on teaching professional development and emotional intelligence skills to Chief Technology Officers, and Vice Presidents and Directors of Engineering, where she led the execution and implementation of all business operations and special events. This is when she really discovered her love for strong tactics and strategic project management.

 

Now Kristin hopes to use her skills and experiences to benefit humanity and to continue to learn and grow within the areas of diversity and inclusion in order to help make our communities more fair and just places for all.

 

Outside of work Kristin enjoys cooking with her partner Allen, spending time outdoors going on hikes or picnics, getting creative with arts and crafts, and spending lots of time with her friends and family. 

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