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Julia is passionate about amplifying the voices of underrepresented populations and playing an active role in her community. She is involved in her school's theater and improv programs and loves to dance outside of school. She leads her school's improv, Chinese, and Queer-Straight Alliance clubs as well as choreographs for school plays. Her goals for this year are to gain proficiency in Portuguese, learn lots about Brazilian culture and politics, and come home with new insight and perspective.