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Julia Kelsey

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Julia Kelsey

Julia Kelsey graduated with an honors B.A. in French Language and Culture and minors in Biology, English, and International Studies. During her junior year at Penn State, Julia studied abroad for a full year in Montpellier, France, where she completed an internship preparing and distributing meals to parents in need and the homeless. During her years at Penn State, Julia volunteered extensively here in State College as well. She has, among other things, served as a tutor of French, helped out at Shaver’s Creek, canned for THON, and volunteered in the children’s activity days at Schlow Library. Julia has received numerous awards. In 2013, she received the Irving L. Foster Memorial Award. Last year, she was a recipient of a Parkinson Petracca Award for Study Abroad. This year, she received the Evan Pugh Scholar Award and will also soon be receiving the FFS Award for Excellence in French Composition. After graduation, Julia is taking some time off to travel and do volunteer work before either attending graduate school or pursuing a career involving writing in French, English or both.