Employee Spotlight: Julia Woods

December 1, 2023 in , ,
By Zoe Nerantzis

Today, we’re getting to know Julia Woods, a Consultant here at FMP! Julia hails from Richmond, VA and joined FMP in June 2023 after graduating from George Mason University with her MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Keep reading to learn more about Julia!

Julia in a glass viewing bubble in an aquarium.
From the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, CO.

Tell us about your professional/educational background.

I attended undergrad at Virginia Commonwealth University, where I got degrees in Management, with a concentration in International Management, and Psychology. During that time, I started a research assistantship with Dr. Deborah DiazGranados and learned to love all things I-O. From there, I attended George Mason University and received my master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. I worked as a research fellow at the Army Research Institute during graduate school, conducting statistical analyses, literature reviews, and designing research projects on employee resilience, belonging, mentorship, and more.

Julia climbing a rock wall.
Climbing outdoors for the first time at Carderock in Potomac, MD.

When you’re not working, where can we find you?

Most of the time, you can find me with my two cats, Frank and Stevie. If I’m not there, I’m rock climbing at my local climbing gym, visiting my hometown, or exploring DC!

What do you like the most about working at FMP?

What I like about FMP is its extensive reach, both within the client landscape and in community outreach. The holiday-sharing event exemplifies this spirit, providing opportunities to contribute time and donations to a family in the community during the festive season. As a transplant to the area, this event and many others that FMP hosts have been a conduit for meaningful connections and service opportunities. Moreover, because I can’t choose just one thing – the dedicated, knowledgeable, and supportive atmosphere at FMP makes learning with and from coworkers a seamless experience. If I reach out to others, whether on my team or not, I am met with acceptance and willingness to help.

Julia posing in a group with four friends.
Enjoying time with friends at a GMU I-O social.

What projects have you been working on since you joined?

Since joining FMP, I have been working with a Federal Financial Regulatory Agency on workforce planning. A large part of my work with them has included developing and validating job descriptions, competency models, survey design, data analyses, and crafting comprehensive briefings.  

Describe FMP in 3 words.

Supportive, engaging, flexible.

Zoe Nerantzis
Zoe Nerantzis 

Zoe Nerantzis joined FMP as a Consultant in May 2021 and works with the National Science Foundation team by supporting NSF’s learning and development branch. Zoe is from Rockville, Maryland and can generally be found reading fantasy novels, working out in her basement, or rooting for the Washington Commanders.