Cal Poly Corporation

Julia P.

Contracts & Grants Analyst II

Became an RA: 2020 - Recent

When my mother passed away I inherited the home that had been central to all our family events for over forty years. My parents purchased the house when my father worked at Cal Poly; it is situated just two blocks from campus on what was then known as the “professors’ hill”. I began seeking a position in the local community that would allow me to remain in that home, where my siblings. nieces and nephews are close enough to visit. I was excited to find an advertisement for a “Contracts & Grants Analyst” position at Cal Poly that would take advantage of my thirty-plus year of experience negotiating mutually favorable contract terms. I applied, interviewed, and now enjoy the opportunity to walk to work and be part of campus life. It has been rewarding to find that many of my skills from my previous work in procurement and municipal finance are readily transferable to research administration.