A Little Bit About Us

SH//FT is a community-driven company that celebrates and promotes diverse voices in the VR/AR industry. We partner with tech companies in immersive technologies to create scholarships, mentorships, workshops, spotlight programs, and events for women and other underrepresented groups.

Julie Young

Julie Young

CEO

Julie Young was formerly a producer at Emblematic Group, a virtual reality company based in Los Angeles. She produced two room-scale VR experiences during her time there: Out of Exile: In Daniel's Shoes (Sundance 2017) and Across the Line (Sundance 2016). Prior to working at Emblematic Group, Julie was an Associate Producer on the 2012 Frontline documentary Fast Times at West Philly High. She also spent time working at Goldman Sachs and Snap, Inc. Julie is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied economics at The Wharton School.