In the Moment

Get to know a Momenteer: Julie!

Erika Bailey

Today’s post is all about the wonderful and talented Julie Sommerfreund. Julie joined us in 2015 on an internship from OCAD-U’s Masters of Strategic Foresight and Innovation, and she brought so much value and talent to our team that we couldn’t let her go. Julie challenges our team to ask the tough questions and is pushing our foresight and futuring practice boldly forward. It’s always a good time when you sit down with Julie for a chat and this interview was no exception. Click here to read more about Julie.


Here goes!

What’s your nickname? Or what should it be?

Jules. Pretty boring, I know.

What are you most proud of?

Finding this career that makes me happy.

What concerns you most these days?

Destabilization of social institutions and anarchy. Too heavy? 

What compliment would really make your day?

Making someone laugh. 

What word do you totally love?

Pineapple. It’s kind of funny to say. Pineapple! 

What word do you overuse?

Ha ha! You tell me! Swear words, I think.

What fictional character might be your avatar?

Veronica Mars.

Dogs or cats?


Tea or coffee?


Beer or wine?

I have to choose? Both!

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Circus performer, because that’s what I wanted to be when I was little.

What profession would be at the bottom of your list?

Procurement officer. 

If you could have lunch with anyone in the world (alive or dead) who would it be?

You (the reader).

What do you love about your work?

Almost every week I ask myself “where am I?” because it is such a unique place where you get to work on challenging stuff and also, every so often we break into song and dance.

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