Julia Pike-Forster

Julia Pike-Forster is a Psychology and Political Science major in her first year at Johns Hopkins University. She is interested in studying policy regarding mental health and other stigmatized diseases. Over the summer of 2015, she worked as a teacher at the East Harlem school, which helped her realize her passion for studying childhood development and the ways in which a child’s environment can affect their minds. For her senior project in high school, she developed a curriculum that was integrated into the introductory biology class at her school, meant to introduce students to the biological background, importance, and pervasiveness of mental illness. At Johns Hopkins she is participating in the Sexual Assault Research Unit – a club which provides a 24 hour hotline for sexual assault survivors and works to destigmatize and raise awareness of sexual violence – and Active Minds.

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