Majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Studies, Julia Garvey has eagerly pursed experiences to prepare her for a future career in politics while maintaining her impressive 4.0 GPA. From interning with a State Representative Angelo Puppolo, to canvassing for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s re-election campaign, the Springfield native has been immersed in the political sphere in a variety of areas. Additionally, Julia spent last summer participating in the NEW Leadership New England at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, where she interacted with many politically active women, such as a New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi.
Julia’s passion for governance and leadership translates onto campus through her roles as Legislative Chairperson of Student Senate, a member of the Class of 2020 Council, Secretary of Golden Bear Commuter Council, and as a student representative on the Board of Trustees Student Affairs Committee She is also a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Admissions Board.
Another of her interests lies in the legal field, which she pursued as an intern at the United States District Court in Springfield this past summer. Julia worked alongside the Clerk’s Office in filing cases, sat in on court sessions whenever there were proceedings, with sentencings being the most interesting, and assisted in the judges’ libraries. The internship even brought her to the US district court in Boston and the women’s correctional facility in Chicopee. Julia pursues her law interest through her work-study position as a Law Clerk for the General Counsel’s Office on campus.
After graduation, Julia plans to pursue a year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA, specifically in a program targeting underprivileged youth in either Boston or Washington D.C. Once her year is complete, she plans to attend law school in either Boston or Washington D.C., becoming a Civil Rights Lawyer, and potentially evening running for a seat in the U.S. Senate.