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Hi there, I’m Julia! I’m a senior journalism major at American University looking to start a career in digital magazine journalism. Previously, I was an online editorial intern at New York Magazine and wrote for their newest section, “The Science of Us.” I also interned at 1776, a startup incubator in DC, as part of the AU School of Communication Dean’s Internship Program. I love feature writing, copy editing and all things digital. My friends often say that I am “good at the Internet.”

On campus, I’ve written sex columns for The American Word Magazine (one of which scored me a Late Night with Seth Meyers shout-out) and articles for HerCampus.com. I also started a minor Internet phenomenon called Swipe For Swipes that was covered by TIME, The Washington Post, USA Today and others. I previously served as student body Vice President, and I’m a member of Phi Sigma Sigma.

My favorite topics to write about are the ones that make people think deeply and feel something–particularly women’s rights, sex, psychology and contemporary culture. I particularly love interviewing unique people. I think everyone has a story to tell, and I want to be the one to tell it.

I’m on the lookout for an entry-level job at a magazine or online publication. Want to chat? You can get in touch with me here!

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  1. Loved your blog about your disability. In 2010, like overnight I became violently ill with severe multiple chemical sensitivity. Like you I didn’t know what was wrong with me and neither did the doctors. It was one of the most scary times of my life. I totally understand the concept of hidden disability. I am 80% healthy now I still have some on-going health issues. Your article really spoke to me in a way that most people don’t understand! MCS is a terrible illness. Unfortunately there is no treatment or cure. There are neurological exercises that I did through a program called the dynamic neural retraining system. It’s saved my life!! Many ppl with uncommon illness suffer in silence; frightened and isolated.
    Once Again TY

  2. Great article on disability! Get your word out there as much as you can. Too many people do not understand and your article will help them at least be willing to understand. You can write human interest/disability articles for the NY Times! As a person with a disability, I value stories like yours. I work at reaching the uneducated instead of continually preaching to the choir. After all, we’re all in this together! Thank you.

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