Julia Dea-Wong serves students in the TRIO program. Motivated by the brain and understanding human behavior, Julia loves how brain research is used to help us understand ourselves better. Supporting students in discovering who they are and helping them achieve their dreams is her passion.
Although Julia has a graduate degree, she encountered the following At-Promise factors. According to Dr. Victor Rios, At-Promise students already possess the tools necessary to succeed in school, but just need support and assistance to utilize those tools.
- Undecided student who changed majors and careers
- M.A., Shool Psychology (P.P.S. Credential)
- San Francisco State University
- B.A., Psychology
- University of California, San Diego
Privilege is an unearned advantage that is highly valued but restricted to certain groups. Everyone has some form of privilege. Acknowledging your privilege does not mean you believe you are better than others. It is a way of demonstrating gratitude for an advantage you have and acknowledging that those without the advantage experience the world differently than you do.
According to Julia, "I had the financial and emotional support of my family to attend college and pursue a career which I loved. I acknowledge what a privilege this is since I am aware many students pursue their education with limited support, balancing food and housing needs on top of meeting education demands.
This influences my work as I am intentional to connect students with the various academic and financial resources which can serve to support them on their journey."
Musical theater is Julia's favorite art form and she is a lover of sushi, ramen, dim sum, Italian food, and ice cream.