Associate Dean, Director of Distinguished Fellowship and Academic Excellence
Kim oversees the distinguished fellowships program, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Fulbright, Knight Hennessy, Schwarzman, and Truman. She serves as the Secretary for Phi Beta Kappa. Kim earned a BA at Loyola University—New Orleans, a MA at Fordham University, and undertook doctoral studies (ABD) in medieval literature. She is a former Fulbright Fellow (IEA) to Japan. She has been a fellowships advisor for ~20 years.
What is your favorite MIT hack? Zombie Attack Emergency chain saw. It was just so clever, as it coincided with the opening of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research.
Specialties and InterestsWriting, Interview Preparation, Mentoring
Staff Writer and Advisor
A member of the Distinguished Fellowships and Prehealth Advising teams, Julia advises students and alumni applying to the Fulbright US Student Program. She also helps students preparing essays for graduate school applications. Julia has an MS in Health Policy & Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a BA in Sociology from Harvard University. She is a proud member of the MIT radio station WMBR 88.1fm where she founded the Africa Kabisa radio program.
When you are on campus you should visit: MIT Chapel because of its tranquility and Eero Saarinen architecture.
Specialties and InterestsFulbright, Public Health & Health PolicyGrad and med school essay advising
My background is in History and Philosophy, and I bring that critical eye to student advising. I’m an avid reader, lover of film, music, games, podcasts, and Capital A Art. Working with students on their fellowship applications allows me the privilege and opportunity to unite all of my interests and academic leanings into a unique approach to advising that I bring to each meeting with a student.
Whether you need assistance preparing for an interview or want to talk about the long-term process of preparing to apply for a scholarship, I am happy to work with you at any point of the process.