- Assistant Director, Student Programming
Julie Hamel graduated from KU with degrees in Spanish and secondary education, which led to her first career as a high school Spanish teacher in Kansas City. Returning to college to earn a Masters of School Counseling, led her to a second career as a high school guidance counselor in Chapman, Kansas. In 2014, Julie earned a Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Development from Kansas State University, which brought her to a third career in higher education, first with the University Career Center, and now with TRIO SES & STEM.
Beyond advising TRIO Students, Julie is active in developing study abroad opportunities for TRIO students and has enjoyed leading or co-leading the Preparing for International Careers Costa Rica program. For summer 2020, Julie developed a new study abroad program specifically for TRIO SES & STEM students, Developing Global Perspective. In 2015, she founded a campus initiative to better support our students that have been in foster care, and now lead the program, Fostering Jayhawk Success.