Julie Catton is a writer, educator, bilingual community organizer, and social justice advocate. She has dedicated the last two decades of her life to co-founding and managing La Catalina Foundation, A.C., a Mexican NGO, and founding and directing La Catalina Foundation U.S.A., a registered 501c3. Both organizations work to empower youth in rural Mexico through education. In 2019, she retired from the Board of Directors at La Catalina Foundation, A.C. to pursue her love of writing.

Some of Julie’s publications include six volumes of the Beyond Border’s textbook series, used in public elementary schools across the Costalegre region (“Happy Coast”) of Mexico, and Gruffy’s New Sister, a bilingual children’s book. She is currently working on her first novel.

Julie and her husband Kaleo Larson live in the fishing village of La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico during the winters. The rest of the year they spend in Southern Oregon.

 Photo credit David Dagoli