Ms. Blumberg is a Latin American Studies MA candidate at the University of Arizona as well as a Spanish Teaching Assistant. Ms. Blumberg received her BA from High Point University (2019), majoring in International Relations and Spanish with minors in Latin American Studies and History. She also studied in Madrid (Universidad de Nebrija) which afforded an even greater understanding of Spain and its politics. While at HPU, she was a Peer Mentor, active in the Phi Mu Sorority, took advantage of the Study Abroad Program and was a Student Office Assistant for the Office of Global Education.
After graduation from HPU, the search began for the program that would allow Ms. Blumberg to expand her knowledge of Latin American politics and provide her the opportunity to learn Portuguese. The University of Arizona’s Latin American Studies MA Program exceeded all criteria and puts Julia in the best position after graduation to pursue international work, ideally in the State Department or the United Nations.
She has traveled extensively, throughout the globe and specifically Latin America, which has influenced her interest in peace processes and forced migration.