Julia’s background is a blend of science, philosophy, and outdoor adventure.
She has happily dedicated nine summers towards engaging youth with nature, most recently as a mountain bike instructor in B.C. and as an Indigenous Summer Literacy Program Leader in Nunatsiavut.
Julia studied biology and philosophy at the University of Guelph. She spent a considerable amount of time working with the international student body through facilitating conversation circles and leading outdoor trips. During her studies, she was drawn toward interdisciplinary projects involving knowledge sharing and sustainable community innovation. She has contributed to a variety of projects of this nature, including an effort by the Study of Environmental Arctic Change to inform citizens and policy makers about the rapidly changing Arctic.
Julia is an alumna of the 2017 Students on Ice Arctic Expedition and was a member of the Students on Ice delegation at the 2018 National Youth Reconciliation Conference in Sudbury, Ontario.
On the side, Julia is interested in emergency medical response and has worked as a medic and a police dispatcher. She also has a soft spot for water sports, ramen, and running.
Julia believes that SOI is one of the raddest organizations on the planet, and is thrilled to be supporting students while they embark on their own personal journeys with SOI this summer!
Get in touch with Julia at Julia@studentsonice.com