Julia Hawkins is a fourth-year Fellow pursuing a major in Public Relations, a minor in political science and a public affairs communications certificate. As she became increasingly aware of the integral role that politics plays in everyday life, she was motivated to be more involved. Through the public affairs communications certificate, Julia has been able to weave her passion for politics with her skill in public relations. Through the Fellowship, she has learned about local politics and its impact on everyday life while also witnessing the importance of listening to the needs of the community and identifying policies tailored to everyone’s needs. Before joining the Fellowship, Julia completed internships with Phase 3 marketing in Atlanta and the Merritt Group in D.C. She will be returning to Merritt Group after graduation to work as an account coordinator. Whether through the Fellowship or her future job, Julia is passionate about helping people and hopes to continue to find ways to make an impact in her community. Her favorite UGA memory is winning the National Championship in her senior year.