Hello, I’m Julia Morris! I’m 17 years old, and I’m a rising senior at J.R. Masterman High School in Philadelphia. I want to pursue a STEM career that pertains to biology and engineering.
I love to watch TV shows and movies on Netflix, but I can’t pick any favorites because I like so many different ones. During the school year I am involved in many extracurriculars. I’m in my school’s H.Y.P.E (Healthy You, Positive Energy) club where we promote healthy living, exercise and a positive mindset. I’m in the robotics club, which takes up most of my time during the school year, and we build robots for competitions. I’ve tried many different sports but I consistently stay with the badminton team. I also volunteer at Tacony Creek Park with my family and participate in a women in STEM program that meets on the weekends during the school year. Fun fact: I have 1 cat, who is adorable.
This summer in the TRIP Initiative I hope to figure out what specifically I like to do. I also hope to learn new things about research and conducting experiments, and most importantly, I want to have fun! So far everything has been so informative and interesting... I am learning so many new things! We learned how to identify the gender of a fly and how to describe different fly phenotypes. We looked at flies under microscopes, and we have also started conducting our own experiment, where we will collect research and data. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the summer has to offer!!