Julianne Donnelly Tzul has been the Executive Director of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Boise since 2011. She holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Oberlin College. Tzul grew up in Pocatello, Idaho and has provided services to immigrants and refugees in Boise, Los Angeles, San Antonio and Washington, D.C.
Before joining IRC, she directed a program to defend children and adults in immigration detention with the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.
Through her work with the IRC, Tzul has substantially increased low-cost immigration services available in the Treasure Valley, organized emergency responses for refugees and other community members who lost housing due to mass evictions or fire, improved the quality of IRC refugee services and increased the number and depth of relationships between refugees and Idahoans.