Julia is a first-year student in the Film Studies MA program. Originally from Portland Oregon, Julia got her start in the theatre where she developed a passion for the concepts surrounding storytelling. She received her undergraduate degree in film studies from The University of Montana along with a minor in Media Arts. Her interests of study include traumatic representations of childhood in children’s cinema and television, social groupings surrounding cinema through online formats, and using acting theory to understand the relationship between viewers and filmic texts.