Julia Shenkman

Graduate Fellowship, 2019

Julia Shenkman will receive her B.A. in anthropology and global health studies in June and will pursue a M.S. in public health. She has received several grants and was one of five recipients of the Mellon Mayes Fellowship. Its director wrote that “she has never seen a scholar with more impressive leadership and academic potential.” Julia studied global health in South Africa and created a research project on medical tourism in El Paso, Texas. Her goal is to gain the skills and knowledge to develop public health programs that effectively address community needs. She was also chief of staff for the NU Associated Student Government and is a research intern in Illinois senator Dick Durbin’s office.