Julia Clevinger ’21 is a biochemistry and molecular biology major and a peace and justice studies minor from Milwaukie, Oregon.
Julia is a member of the STEM scholars academic program that provides support for underrepresented students in the sciences. She has also previously served as the co-chair of the Honor Commission; the college’s student led academic integrity organization. She has also worked with the Center for Public Service as a program coordinator, recruiting volunteers and promoting public service for the Sherfy Garden and Food, Land, People agricultural justice programs.
During the summer of 2019, Julia served as a public health intern through the Oregon Health and Sciences University’s Equity Program for underrepresented students. There, she performed data analysis and research for public health initiatives in rural Oregon counties. Her interest in public and global health was supplemented by her abroad experience in the spring of 2020, when she studied abroad in Kisumu, Kenya in SIT’s Global Health and Human Rights program. There, she was able to observe global health and learn about emerging infectious diseases by working with local hospital leaders.
Prior to becoming an Undergraduate Fellow, Julia also participated in the Inside Civil Rights and Washington Connections programs through the Eisenhower Institute.
Upon graduation, Julia plans on becoming a Peace Corps volunteer and attending medical school.