Julia Drummond

Julia Drummond, MA, CCC-SLP, Director of Employee Engagement

Julia joined Joy Opens Doors in 2019. She is from San Diego, California, and after college, she joined the Peace Corps and taught English for two years in Cameroon! Upon her return to the US, Julia knew she wanted to combine her passions for teaching, psychology, communication, and linguistics – which led her to discover the dynamic and multifaceted world of speech therapy. She completed her Masters degree in speech-language pathology at San Jose State University, and found her new home in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Julia is certified in Hanen More Than Words and leads the Hanen classes for parents offered by Joy Opens Doors. She is PROMPT trained and is certified as a Basic Floortime provider. Julia’s favorite thing about being a speech-language pathologist is helping kids feel confident and successful. She says, “It is incredibly rewarding to be part of a child discovering their independence and identity through communication.”

Some fun facts about Julia: her family is Canadian, and they love hockey, so Julia knows how to figure skate!