Name: Julie Kraut
Title: Executive Director, Teen Properties
Years at DEFY: 3
Twitter handle: @juliekraut
1. What project(s) are you most excited about working on right now and why?
I know this sounds cheesy, but I love so much of what I do at Gurl and Teen. I get most excited for our twice weekly edit meetings when I really get to connect with all of the editors and talk about their ideas for the sites.
2. What is a favorite hobby /pastime / interest you enjoy outside of the office?
I hike a lot, write a ton, and sometimes check out storytelling shows
3. What is one show you watch on TV (or digital) that you love and one you can’t stand (but watch anyway)?
I love TV! I recently fell in love with “The Comeback”. Definitely worth rewinding and watching the whole first season if you’ve never checked it out. My biggest guilty pleasure watch is “Mob Wives”. Anyone else who watches that show please send me a meeting request blocking off at least three hours. We have A LOT to talk about.
4. iPhone or Android?
5. What destination is up next on your dream travel list?
I’ve been thinking about a trip to Ethiopia for a while so perhaps that’s up next!