Julia Whitcavitch-DeVoy

Director of Impact & Sustainability for MFC Tie-Dye Inc.

Brief Biography:

Julia Whitcavitch-DeVoy is an applied psychologist working in both business and academic settings. She studies‎ ‎the‎ relationship of social class ‎variables to the human lifespan. Her work and research focuses ‎on social mobility ‎among low ‎income ‎global citizens, and examines ‎personal aspects, as well as, ‎ecological contexts‎ such as ‎family, faith group, ‎workplace, ‎community and ‎educational ‎settings that facilitate or constrain optimal development. She is currently studying ‎ways in which economically disempowered individuals‎ develop dual ‎class-based ‎psychological‎ identities in order to transition to elevated economic success‎ levels ‎while maintaining healthy ‎emotional‎ well-being and relational support connections‎.‎

She has been involved nationally and internationally in social impact, social entrepreneur businesses and social justice work since 1989.

She‎ ‎holds‎ a‎ ‎B.‎A. ‎from Saint ‎Lawrence ‎University, MTS from Harvard University, PhD from Boston College, and expects to complete her MBA from Oxford University in 2017.

Other Affiliations:

  • Board of Directors, Harvard University Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors, Jackson-Walnut Park Educational Collaborative
  • Board of Directors, Families First Parenting Programs