Julia Finver, a public health major, is a model student who has achieved the highest standard of excellence in academic performance, leadership skills, and community activism. Minoring in Spanish, she studied abroad and devoted herself to becoming a culturally and globally competent communicator. As a first-year student, Julia wrote a paper for her FSEM class about the impacts of racism on the health of Black men. Her paper was awarded the R. Neil Scott Research Prize by the duPont-Ball Library. In 2021, before she graduated, she was employed by the Florida Department of Health to investigate COVID-19 cases. Jointly with Victoria Crawford, she studied the prevalence of severe COVID-19 cases in Black and Hispanic communities across Florida.
Julia was engaged in activities that improved the quality of life for low-income communities in DeLand and in Guatemala. She was also a proactive member of the Stetson wellness team educating our campus community about healthy lifestyles and practices. As president of Amnesty International on campus, she coordinated and organized the student coalition against social injustice.
Julia is a forward thinker and a visionary leader with an unquestionable dedication to human rights.