Jule Hall is a program officer at Ascendium, who is responsible for strategic grantmaking to expand postsecondary educational opportunities for incarcerated learners. In 2011, while incarcerated, he completed an undergraduate degree in German Studies with the Bard College Prison Initiative (BPI). He would go on to complete a graduate-level, public health specialization and would become a BPI-Tow Public Health Fellow.
Prior to joining Ascendium Jule worked for the Ford Foundation where he conducted data analysis and strategic development for grantmakers concerned with gender, racial and immigrant justice issues. He has worked for a marketing firm, Picture Motion, where he created social impact campaigns for award-winning documentaries examining prisoner reentry, gun violence and racial and economic inequality in America and served on the Documentary Selection Committee of NBCUniversal and AFI DOC’s 2017 Impact Lab.