Julie Jent is a rising senior from Kentucky, attending that state’s Berea College, where she majors in Political Science. She speaks Bahasa Indonesian and Russian. She has received a Gilman Scholarship for study in Russia. In addition Julie has also studied in Indonesia on the USDINDO Summer Studies program. Julie participated as a Youth Ambassador in Malaysia under the “Kennedy-Lugar YES- Abroad Scholarship” while she was a senior in high school. She is on her school’s debate team, alumni council, and philanthropy committee, as well as the National Council of Young Leaders. The White House and Education Department recognized her with invitations to the Beating the Odds and Champion of Change conferences. In her spare time Julie enjoys weight lifting, extreme sports, and magic tricks.