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Julia's first two loves were radio and Jason, the original red Power Ranger. In fourth grade, she panicked while recording radio promos for her local 4-H group in northwestern Kansas. When she was in sixth grade, she and her mother "played the puzzle" with Will Shortz on NPR. She totally froze up on the air. It was a series of opportunities - for which she credits Wichita State's Cooperative Education Department - that desensitized her to the sound of her own voice.
Two-a-half years ago, Julia landed the internship in commercial radio that became the springboard for successive opportunities. Her second radio internship led to employment in the news department of a commercial radio broadcast group in Wichita. In the last year, Julia's successfully ventured into freelance print journalism and now assists the News and Production directors at KMUW.
Julia is a senior in Wichita State's Elliott School of Communication and will graduate in May '14 with a BA in Integrated Marketing Communications.