Julia Buffinton

Grants Network Manager

Phone: (202) 296-2741


Julia Buffinton serves as Grants Network Manager for McAllister & Quinn. In this position, she maintains the firm’s network of grant consultants; overseeing recruitment, engagement, and professional development efforts. She also manages the firm’s online activities and conducts survey and project performance analysis. Julia primarily supports grant proposal development projects in the Higher Education, Healthcare, Nonprofit, and Research Universities & Institutions practices.

Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Julia conducted psycholinguistics research at the University of Maryland. She managed the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab, where she researched the underlying processes of human sentence processing. Julia also coordinated communication and fundraising activities for the Maryland Language Science Center.

Julia is currently pursuing a master’s degree in information and data science at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a B.A. in linguistics with minors in cognitive science and computer science from Cornell University.