Julia Lorence is a senior at Arizona State University, majoring in Biomedical Sciences, with a minor in Integrative Health and completing a certificate program in Biomedical Research.
In 2017, she helped co-found REACT (Refugee Education and Clinic Team) – a collaboration between students from Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and undergraduate students from Arizona State University. Julia serves as one of REACT’s co-executives, a role in which she helps create REACT’s business plan with the goal to establish a student-run clinic serving the refugee population of Maricopa County.
She is currently expanding the research completed as part of her honors thesis, investigating the impact of sex differences and tumor location on survival outcomes in glioblastoma patients, under the mentorship of Dr. Kristin Rae Swanson in the Mathematical Neuro-Oncology laboratory at the Mayo Clinic Phoenix Campus. She plans to attend medical school after graduating from ASU.