Young Adult Leadership Council

Julia Nessman

Julia Nessman is a rising senior at Bryn Mawr College. She is studying anthropology, biology, and health studies and plans to pursue a Master of Public Health degree after graduation. At Bryn Mawr, she is the president of EnAble, an on-campus student group dedicated to ensuring accessibility and support for students with disabilities. Additionally, she has volunteered and interned with institutions and organizations, including Sibley Memorial Hospital, ACLAMO Family Center, and Iona Senior Services. This summer, she is an intern at Active Minds, an organization that promotes mental health awareness for college students.

Julia is from Washington, D.C., where she attended public schools through eighth grade. As a child with various learning differences, it required a great deal of hard work, resilience, and parental support for her to succeed academically. Julia is excited to be a part of an organization dedicated to improving U.S. education systems for students with learning disabilities

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New “Public Charge” Rule: The Impact on Students, Families, Schools, and Communities

Education and civil rights advocates are in agreement: Students who are immigrants and those whose parents are immigrants should not have their citizenship status jeopardized when they receive public assistance. However, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) disagrees. Just last week, DHS issued a final rule that is set to go into effect on October … Continue reading New “Public Charge” Rule: The Impact on Students, Families, Schools, and Communities

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