Julia is a first year in the Master of Science in Foreign Service program with an interest in international development and expanding innovative educational opportunities to youth internationally. Previously, Julia earned dual degrees in political science and history with a minor in French language at Villanova University. During her time at Villanova, Julia authored over ten research papers with an overall thematic focus on Francophone and international affairs and history. She also helped lead the women's division I rowing team to its first championship medal in decades. Internationally, Julia volunteered first in Thailand where she organized and conducted therapeutic workshops tailored to the specific needs of participants. This led her to become a Peace Corps health extension volunteer in Senegal where she worked to increase maternal and child health education. As a volunteer, she worked created inclusive learning environments for children, especially young girls in rural areas, by supporting local girls’ basketball and summer camp programs, and co-founding multiple school health clubs in collaboration with local leaders. Julia aspires to expand her career in international education.
"MSFS allows me to gain a holistic understanding of international development and my role in serving others cross-culturally."