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Julia Chianelli, MS

Communications Officer, YSM Development and Alumni Affairs

Contact Information

Julia Chianelli, MS

Mailing Address

  • Yale University

    157 Church Street, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, 4th floor

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States


Julia Chianelli joined Yale University in February 2023 as the inaugural communications officer in the School of Medicine’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs and Office of Communications. She has 26 years of experience in marketing communications and has won numerous awards for innovation and excellence in communication. Prior to joining Yale, she served as director of development and alumni affairs communications at Quinnipiac University, director of advancement communications at Trinity College-Hartford, and manager of alumni communications at The University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc. She also held communications roles at Fortune 500 companies and was managing editor of a special-interest consumer magazine.

Julia earned two bachelor of arts degrees at the University of Connecticut and studied at the Universität Mannheim and Goethe-Institut Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany. She holds a master of science in interactive media and communications at Quinnipiac University. While a graduate student at Quinnipiac, Julia was inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association.

Education & Training

  • MS
    Quinnipiac University, Interactive Media and Communications (2020)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Best in Digital Storytelling at 11th Annual Institutional Advancement Film Festival (for "For Humanity: Neuroscience Pillar" video)Association of American Colleges Group on Institutional Advancement2024
Lambda Pi EtaNational Communication Association2020

Professional Service

Association of American Medical CollegesMember2023 - Present

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