Julia’s compassion and dedication to working with students is clear. From serving as a Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, to working in Campus Life, Julia makes time for all students. Julia is a St. Louis native who moved to the Bay Area straight out of high school. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology at Stanford University and Masters in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Julia also spent several years involved in non-profit advocacy work in San Francisco. After 10 years on the West Coast, she moved back to STL where she now lives with her husband and their two children.
As director of the Annika Rodriguez Scholars Program, I continue to be amazed by the talent and commitment of our scholars. I work closely with these students to support them throughout their college experience and prepare them for lives of meaning and purpose. It is through building both individual relationships and a supportive group environment that the Rodriguez Scholars Program is so successful. We work hard to create a community in which our scholars can pursue ideas, impact their communities, and reach their educational and career goals.