Julia Dinkel is an operations assistant in Arabella’s Washington, DC office. She works with her team to manage the office and meet the daily needs of staff and visiting clients. Additionally, she assists with onboarding new hires and coordinating orientation sessions, as well as curating the firm’s cultural programming and events in partnership with the DC office’s culture committee and the firm’s Culture and Talent team.
Prior to joining Arabella, Julia served as general manager for The Great Republic, a store that carries a collection of rare European and American historical works, as well as luxury handmade furnishings, goods, and accessories for men. Julia moved from Los Angeles to Washington, DC to support the launch of the store’s first standalone location in City Center, a newly established downtown luxury shopping and dining promenade. She assembled the visual display of the collection in the store’s new space, developed the inventory database, and managed the hiring process. In addition, she oversaw all DC operations including: the selling, handling, maintenance, and development of the collection; client relations; vendor management; hosting on- and off-site events; and brand development through marketing, social media and local business partnerships.
Julia hails from North Carolina and received dual BA degrees in urban and environmental studies and Italian studies from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.