Born and raised in Bradenton, Florida, Julie Jean-Baptiste graduated cum laude from the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University in 2018. There, she majored in liberal arts and science with a major concentration in interdisciplinary social science, and a minor concentration in environmental studies. While at FAU, Julie helped reinstitute the Feminist Student Union, where she served as Vice President. After serving with Impact America, she hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Data Analysis and Applied Sociology and continue working with nonprofits in her community.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Being a first-generation college graduate, and the first in my family of 10+ to do so.

What is your favorite quote from a book, film, or song?

I have so many quotes that I love, but usually anything relating to social justice and social consciousness will inspire me.

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” – Dr. Angela Davis

Who is someone you admire and why?

I admire all of my closest friends because of their stories. They have overcome so much and endured some very tough times. They inspire me to succeed and support me in more ways than they know.