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About Julia

Hey everyone, my name is Julia! I am a UAH sophomore on a pre-law track, double majoring in sociology and political science with a minor in justice and equity studies. I am from a small town in Alabama about an hour south of Huntsville, called Asbury. I am involved in many things on campus, such as the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Greek Life, and the Student Sociological Association. I am also an ambassador for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, a member of the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) committee, and a lifeguard and swim instructor at the University Fitness Center (UFC).

I am excited to start my sophomore year here at UAH, but even more excited to document it to show you all...the graduating class of 2027! Some of you might have seen it with Sarah last year, but now it's time to Jump In with Julia for an inside look at my UAH experience. Charger On! - Julia

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After spending all summer meeting new people as an Orientation Leader, I was so excited for Week of Welcome (WOW) and starting off my sophomore year on a fun note! I attended many different organizations’ events but spent most of my time helping with Delta Zeta events. I had so much fun at every WOW event, but my favorite was for sure Chargers After Dark Casino Night hosted by our Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE).  It was so nice to see so many familiar faces around campus and reunite with friends that I hadn't seen since the spring semester.


This semester, I decided to split my schedule up between online and in-person classes. This allows me to have more flexibility with my mix of attending class, studying, work, and extracurricular activities. The first few weeks of classes can seem very intimidating, but after getting my syllabus and talking to my professors, I was so much more excited. My upper-level sociology and political science classes are fascinating, and I have almost completed my pre-law certificate! So, maybe it is  time to start looking at internships at law firms? (I’ll just have to update you all on that later.) Outside of school and studying during the first few weeks, there were so many opportunities for fun things that UAH hosts, such as going to a Rocket City Trash Pandas baseball game with ACE. 


Coming into college my freshman year I had never considered joining a sorority. As the semester went on and I learned more about the philanthropy aspects, academic success, and networking opportunities, I knew it was for me! I found my home at Delta Zeta in the spring semester of my freshman year through the Continuous Open Bidding process (COB). This means that I got to go through the Primary Recruitment process with the NMC in fall 2022 for the first time as well. The journey was so amazing because I was able to learn so much more about Delta Zeta through recruitment workshops, as well as get closer with members in chapter. My voice is still sore from all the songs we sang (and screamed) from Philanthropy Night to Bid Day, but it was all worth it! Meeting the NMC fall 22’ was an absolute joy! I am so excited to see where this year takes us. 


Charge On! 

-Julia

 

Campus involvement is such a great way to take advantage of the numerous opportunities and programs UAH has to offer. Personally, I am the president of the Greek honor society, Order of Omega, on campus. I have absolutely loved this opportunity, as it has connected me with people within all the different fraternity and sorority chapters on campus. 

I have also been taking advantage of the peer-assisted study sessions designed for my organic chemistry class as I prepared for my first exam in that class.(Shoutout to my pass leader in the Student Success Center, Tamia, for the B I scored on that exam!)  Being an Orientation Leader (OL) has been one of the best experiences I have had during my time at UAH so far! When I applied to be an OL, the previous teams always told me about how fun and impactful the Southern Region Orientation Workshop (SROW) was. I always thought that it was an over-exaggeration, but boy was I wrong.  During SROW, orientation teams from all over the southeast came together for a conference where we all learned how to become the best version of ourselves for our respective universities' orientation team. This year, I was fortunate enough to get selected to administer a breakout session talking about the importance of mental health while delivering an orientation session. UAH was able to participate in the dance competition in which we placed 3rd amongst over at least 40 different institutions.  Overall, SROW made such a huge impact on my orientation experience, and I can not wait to apply what I learned to the UAH freshman class of 2026 this summer. Go chargers!