Hello, SCN community! My name is Julia and I am thrilled to be serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer this year in Nazareth through the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers program. I will be working with the SCN’s Environmental Sustainability Team, assisting with eco-restoration efforts and sustainability research & solutions for our local and global SCN communities. I graduated this Spring from Saint Louis University, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies. I was really involved in immigration advocacy and service throughout my college career, and have been passionate about serving others for as long as I can remember! I love to travel — I studied abroad in South Africa and have taken immersion trips to El Salvador, Peru, and Belize — as well as read, learn new languages, craft, and garden. I am originally from Northern Kentucky, and am looking forward to bringing my education and skills back to this state to serve alongside the Sisters as we seek to “care for our common home” together.
I can’t wait to join this incredible community and get to know you throughout this year!