Julie Roa holds a BA in German and in Latin American Studies as well as and an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology – Social Foundations from the University of Virginia. For many years, she worked at her alma matter for the Office of the Dean of Students and for the Office of Undergraduate Admission. In 2010, Julie received the University’s Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP) Champion Award for her dedication to the goal of enriching Mr. Jefferson’s University by drawing, enrolling and retaining an increasingly diverse student body.
Julie was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia and travels back frequently. She has lived in the US, China and Germany and very much enjoys learning about various cultures and languages. During the Summer 2014 voyage of Semester at Sea, she got to sail as registrar and was inspired to continue the trip by backpacking the world, which has been her path since – with extended stays in Greece, India, Brazil and Yogaville, VA. She’s thrilled to join the Spring 2016 voyage as registrar once more and is excited about teaching yoga on the ship.