STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE

Julia Diskin

Job Title:

Career Counselor/Academic Support Liaison, V. Girls Rugby Head Coach

Department:

Counseling

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100 ext. 

Started at O'Dowd:

2011 (coaching); 2022 (counseling)

Degrees: 

M.S. Counseling, San Francisco State University
B.A. Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Originally from:

Oakland, CA

Why I Teach:

I love to connect with and serve students holistically by identifying the connections between life experience, identity, academics, and career exploration.

Most powerful teaching technique:

Normalizing exploration and acknowledging growth

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

Favorite quotes:

"If you don't address the elephant in the room, you allow other animals to enter." - Dr. Ammar Saheli

Favorite trivia:

In 113,760 frames, there are 6,469,952 spots on the 101 Dalmatians in the Disney animated movie.

Recommended visual media:

Cool Runnings

Recommended reads:

My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem

Hobbies or outside interests:

All things rugby; jaunts to Disneyland; family beach days; exploring Oakland food culture with friends