Julie Pineda

Director of Student Development



Julie currently has a Bachelor's Degree in Biology with a concentration in ecology, evolution, and animal behavior from Skidmore College. While in college, Julie conducted field research in the tropical forests of Costa Rica, deciduous forests in upstate New York, and the north Pacific intertidal zones of Washington. Through her studies, she developed a love for sharing her research findings and decided to pursue a career in education. Julie began her postgraduate career as a science and math teacher at Fusion Academy Huntington Beach in 2014.

While at Fusion, Julie earned her Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands.


While at Fusion Academy Huntington Beach, Julie stepped into administration as their Director of First Impressions in 2015. Two years later, she became their Director of Student Development (DSD). As DSD, she's successfully set up students' academic plans to help them reach their post-secondary and college goals. She is eager to instill confidence in the Fusion HB families and expand their opportunities in & after high school.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Hiking
  • Traveling
  • Trying new foods. Either making them herself or trying someone else's work of art!