“I was raised in Springfield, MO. I am a rising senior at the University Missouri-Kansas City where I study Psychology with a minor in Communications. I hope to one day pursue a graduate degree in Industrial-Organizational psychology.

When I’m not studying or working one of my two retail jobs, I enjoy playing the cello, wakesurfing on Table Rock Lake, photography, spending time with loved ones, and exploring local businesses in the area. I am looking forward to contributing to the work of Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation as a volunteer intern.”

A graduate of Glendale High School, Julia was inducted into their 2017 Fine Arts Hall of Fame as an aspiring media arts professional. She was also an All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) Blackmagic Film Pitch Contest Winner and had her produced films selected in 2016 and 2017. She will put these media skills to good use as she shuttles between southeast Missouri and Kansas City completing her degree.

Julia is also a member and volunteer photographer for Women Graduates-USA, an online organization with membership from women graduates who have an interest in issues affecting women and girls worldwide. WG-USA is the USA affiliate of Graduate Women International (GWI), the leading girls’ and women’s global organization run by and for women, advocating for women’s rights, equality, and empowerment through access to quality education and training . She is also a member of the Psychology Club at UMKC, and a Crosslines volunteer.

Welcome aboard Julia! You can reach her at jcw963@mail.umkc.edu