Julie is a 3-year member and the current captain of the CHS Varsity Girls Basketball Team, a member and the current president of the Spanish National Honor Society, a National Honor Society member, and a Y.E.S. program participant. Outside of school, she co-coaches for the First Colony Youth Basketball Association and serves as an Ambassador Girl Scout. Julie has received numerous awards and accreditations, including the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Girl Scout Silver Award (she has received approval for and is in the process of earning her Gold Award), and standing as an AP Scholar with Honors and National Merit Scholarship Finalist.
Through her mentorship with Mrs. Katherine Adkins, an amazing biomedical engineer at Forward Science, she was gifted with the unique opportunity to not only explore and receive exceptional interactive learning in her field of interest (biomedical engineering), but to also fall in love with it. She plans to double major in biomedical engineering and public health (with a possible minor in Spanish, Materials Science, and/or Education) at either Duke University, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, or the University of Chicago. She hopes to be a part of teams (and eventually play a leading role in) creating quality medical devices that individuals of all backgrounds can easily access and use.