Julius Paras 1996 fellow
Test out an original theory of social mobility called "networked capability" with a specific population (Filipino American students) and a specific institutional barrier (4-year college access and success). Develop a more effective alternative to affirmative action education policies for marginalized or traditionally under-served populations in the US by focusing on cultivating social capital and coaching competence among high school youth.
Julius Paras is a conscientious listener, mindful connector, and resourceful enabler who believes that the real promise of social networks and social innovation lies in addressing social inequity. While enjoying professional careers in enterprise information technology, leadership development, and alumni relations, he has also launched several “social networks” among college students and alumni, corporate employees, local community leaders, and other affinity groups. As Principal of Gumption Studios LLC, a small management consultancy and community, he works with a diversity of high-impact leaders from for transformational change with their businesses, nonprofit organizations, and personal lives. Julius earned his BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, where he was co-founder of the Pilipino American Student Union (PASU) and sole recipient of the Sterling Award for outstanding undergraduate leadership and volunteer impact in his graduating class.