Media & Projects
Communications Manager | Sidewalk Detroit | 2018 – Present | www.sidewalkdetroit.com
Local Non-Profit Arts and Development Organization
Social media management, digital strategy and planning, media relations and press releases, multi-media content creation.
Public Relations & Digital Media Manager | Detroit Puppet Company | 2017 – 2022 | www.detroitpuppetcompany.com
Local Non-Profit Arts Production House
Social media management, multi-media content creation, media relations and press releases, website management, grants consultation, liaising.
Publicist | Mighty Real/Queer Detroit | 2022 | www.mrqd.org
Local Non-Profit Arts & History Organization
Public relations and media strategy, official press liaison between stakeholders, media, artists, and organizers. Largest queer art exhibition in the U.S. Showcasing 77 years of Detroit history, 150+ visual artists, 17 galleries, 40+ performing artists, and 700+ works of art.
Producer & Spokesperson | Weird Homes Tour – Metro Detroit | 2018 – 2020 | www.weirdhomestour.com
National For-Profit Creative Event Company
Public relations and media strategy, multi-level event production, employee recruitment, home scouting.
Marketing & Development Manager| PuppetART Theater | 2013 – 2016 | www.puppetart.org
Local Non-Profit Puppetry Museum and Live Theater
Grants writing, social media management, media relations, strategic planning, facilitated approximately $40,000 in new funding.
Owner & Chef | New-Armenian Supper Club | 2013 – 2020 | www.juliengodman.com
Multinational Low-Profit Culinary Venture
Creator of experience-based culinary venture. Produced hundreds of events in Detroit, as well as special events in Paris, Los Angeles, and Yerevan.
Writing & Creative
Author | Kentucky APPalaCHAH - A Violent Romance
Self-published zine of prose from Kentucky, Appalachia
Food Blog Facilitator | TUMO Center for Creative Technologies | 2018, 2020 | www.tumo.org
Multinational NGO Arts and Technology Learning Center
Learning lab facilitation and lead instruction for teens in Armenia, on creative writing, via culture, family, and food.
Contributing Writer | The Metropolitan | Detroit | 2016 – 2023 | www.themetdet.com/author/godman
Digital social/culture publication (formerly print), background on narrative storytelling, social critique, travelogues.
Writer | a letter from julien | 2019 – 2022
Twice a month cultural and social Mailchimp e-newsletter, containing creative endeavors, articles, and resources. 500+ subscribers.
Writer | Medium | 2021 – Present | https://juliengodman.medium.com/
Curated self-published essays and research pieces, primarily academic Linguistic and Africana topics.
Creative Consultant | One In A Million | Music Video | Detroit | 2020
Full production music video, queer female rap artist based in Los Angeles, worked with Director on script and visuals.
Author | Andanzas, Volume I, Friends | Detroit & Guadalajara | 2019
Print collection of four short stories on friendship and human connection, designed and published by Ban Pang Editorial.
Contributing Author | Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook | Detroit | 2017
Print neighborhood-based creative guidebook of City of Detroit, edited by Aaron Foley, published by Belt Publishing.
Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute | Program Certificate | University of Massachusetts – Amherst | 2023
Completed courses: Structure of Mayan (Jessica Coon), Language Contact in Africa (Lotfi Sayahi & John Victor Singler), Cognitive Underpinnings of Meaning Variation and Change (Martín Fuchs & María Piñango), Recent Advances in Neurolinguistics (Yosef Grodzinsky), Sociolinguistic Variation and Change in Game Theoretic Pragmatics (Heather Burnett), Topics in the Diachrony of the Functional Lexicon (Patrícia Amaral & Chiara Gianollo)
Linguistics | Bachelor of Arts | Wayne State University | Cum Laude| 2022
Focus area: sociolinguistics
African American Studies | Bachelor of Arts | Wayne State University | Cum Laude | 2022
Focus area: Pan-Africanism and African-American histories
Introduction to Programming Using Python | Course Certificate | Sololearn | 2022
Digital Humanities | Course Certificate | Harvard X | 2020
Scholarship & Volunteerism
Fellow | Salzburg Global Seminar | 2019 – 2020 | www.salzburgglobal.org
Young Cultural Innovators Forum 2019 fellowship and residency in Austria.
Fellow | Association of Fundraising Professionals | 2015 – 2016 | www.afpglobal.org
Fellowship on development and best practices, in partnership with Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation.
Publicist | Detroit Kite Festival | 2018 – 2020, 2022 | www.detroitkitefestival.org
Narrative and social media consultation, public and media relations management, event planning and coordination.
Executive Committee Member | Emerging Arts Leaders of Detroit – Project | Forward Arts | 2015
Local chapter project of Americans for the Arts, MCACA grant recipient, arts administration solidarity and networking.
Board Member | APIA (Asian & Pacific Islander American) Vote MI | 2009 – 2011 | www.apiavotemi.org
Concentration on memberships, volunteer management and recruitment, established inaugural fundraising dinner.
Board Member | Hostel Detroit | 2010 | www.hosteldetroit.com
Concentration on opening ceremonies, community partnerships, crafted and voted on corporate policies and procedures.
Co-President | Youth Advisory Council | Saginaw Community Foundation | 2006 – 2007 | www.saginawfoundation.org
Concentration on grant making for projects aimed at youth enrichment, volunteer initiatives, family charities, park clean-ups.