Julia Opoti is the co-founder and publisher of KenyaImagine, a website founded to address shortcomings in the standards and content of the Kenyan media, especially its newspapers and magazines. Originally intended as a political, economics, science and business magazine, KenyaImagine expanded itself outside of these major spheres and provide a platform for creative writing, poetry and cultural reviews.
KenyaImagine has grown to 1000 writers strong and is already making a great impact in media. She served as the editor and writer of the TRIO Tribune, the newsletter for the TRIO/Student Support Services (SSS) organization at Metropolitan State University, and volunteered for Books for Africa. As a student she won awards for her efforts on issues such as textbook pricing, tuition affordability, and diversity on campus.
She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Mshale, and is passionate about making a difference in media and empowering others to do so. She is a Fellow at the Knight Digital Media Center.