Julia is a builder and designer. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in Physics, where she brought creativity into the world of physics at every possible moment by sketching out problems and designing research solutions through iteration. She aims to utilize her problem solving skills and human-centered design knowledge within the field of product development. Julia is a details-oriented, driven problem solver who strives to create striking products that consumers cannot live without. Her hobbies of painting, photography, and building homes with Habitat for Humanity help her to see the world in a different way.

Why EDI?

On paper, the EDI program at Northwestern perfectly complemented my background in Physics through formal human-centered design training, and it appeared to be exactly what I was looking for to prepare for a career in product development. When I visited in person, I was drawn to the engaging and driven EDI community. The professors were eager to share their knowledge and help students find rewarding careers, and students were passionate about their work. Within a few minutes of being on campus, I knew EDI was the right graduate program for me.


BS, Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL


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REU Research Intern, University of Maine
Teaching Assistant, Illinois Wesleyan University