Julia Garcia

Julia Garcia

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

I am a first-year MSOT student here at Madison. I graduated with a BA in psychology and a minor in studio art from the College of Wooster in 2016. While at Wooster, I was involved in the cross country and track teams, so being physically active has always been important to me. Right after graduating, I joined AmeriCorps where I worked as a City Year member working full time with 6th graders in Englewood, Chicago. After working with City Year, I became a personal trainer and manager for a personal training facility in the Chicago-land area. Once I realized I wanted to do occupational therapy, I worked as a rehab aide at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush until I started school here at UW. I am currently working on the Zika project in Dr. Ausderau’s lab where we perform assessments on rhesus macaques to test for cognitive impairments. Outside of school and work, I love to travel, hike, rock climb, and weight lift.