Jennifer "Houli" Houlihan
Houli is the Programs Director for Vizias, serving as Managing Director of Austin CityUP and of the Austin Forum on Technology & Society. She has decades of experience in management and strategy as both a staff member of and consultant to with colleges and universities, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations. She graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and from Pepperdine University with a master’s degree in Social Psychology. She is also a trained mediator, facilitator, and performance management coach. Previously, Houli served as executive director of Austin Music People, representing the music community’s interests on issues including household affordability, safe late-night transportation, sound management, and workforce development. Houli’s professional interests include community engagement, navigating change, and managing public-facing projects.