Julia is a clinical psychology doctoral student at Loma Linda University’s School of Behavioral Health. She has several research interests including the effects of social support and behavioral interventions on pediatric chronic pain and the effects, prevention, and treatment of trauma in children and adolescents. Julia has a passion for working with children, especially teens. She has had the opportunity to work with teens in various settings in recent years. She enjoyed conducting behavioral interventions with young teenagers with type 2 diabetes and their parents in her previous research lab at Baylor College of Medicine. Before that she had the pleasure of working with teenage girls at an in-patient mental health facility. In her free time, Julia enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with her husband and two kittens. Julia plans to become a pediatric psychologist to provide mental health services to children, adolescents, and young adults in either a clinic or hospital setting.