Julia McMillan is a student double majoring in English and Public Health, and is a member of both the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program and the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. In the future, she plans to use her knowledge of these two topics to bridge the gap between the fields of medicine and humanities through a career in bio ethics, narrative medicine, or public health policy. At Rutgers, Julia is an active member of the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, a professional Greek organization that emphasizes the three pillars of scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. She served as the chapter’s fundraising chair for the 2018-19 school year, and now holds the positions of recruitment chair and Dance Marathon Family Liaison for 2019-20. Additionally, Julia has worked for the Biology Department at Rutgers since October of 2018 as a member of the Biology Student Leader Program. As a student leader, Julia teaches a one-credit general biology review session for ten weeks each semester, and aids students in tackling difficult material. Outside of school, Julia enjoys running, writing, and yelling about the futility of language. She looks forward to the opportunities this fellowship will provide her and is excited to combine her two passions within research.
2019 - 2020 Fellows
- Research Topic: The Semantic Dissonance Surrounding Palliative Care