Meet Julie Foster, President of the Board for Friends of Morris Park,  Law Fellow for Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, and co-founder/owner of Tired Hands Brewing Company, LLC– just to list a few reasons why Julie is someone you want to get to know!

Question: What’s your favorite thing to do in the City Ave area?

Answer: Walk the trails of Morris Park. It is remarkable that we have access to a 147 acre forest in the middle of West Philadelphia. You won’t believe how peaceful and serene it is, just a few feet into the trail. My favorite part is catching a glimpse of the different plants and animals: horned owls, cranes, turtles, wild cherry trees, foam flowers, and my personal favorite: jack in the pulpit.

Q: What book do you think everyone should read?
A: A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. It is everything that you missed in American History class. While as a historic work it has limitations, the stories told can help build a deeper appreciation for the generations of injustices and what we might do to address the perpetuation of these historic injustices today.

Q: What are two things you can’t live without?
A: The selfless compassion of strangers and my bicycle. Nothing picks you up on a bad day like a person who has no vested interest in your personal well being deciding to care anyway. That goes a long way to restoring my faith in humanity when things are looking down. And if that doesn’t work, tooling home on my bicycle usually lifts my spirits.

Q: What were you doing the last time you looked at a clock and realized you had lost all track of time??
A: Drafting a legal brief. Technically I was very carefully tracking my time–lawyers document our time in 6-minute increments.

Q: Mac or PC?
A: Mac. Although by default; they are incredibly intuitive. I have also come to love how Apple products are generally ADA accessible out of the box.