Julia and Kathryn met at a Rebelle U training event in Reno, Nevada, Julia was there with her college mentorship and Kathryn was signed up for the 2020 Rebelle. Kathryn’s teammate had a family emergency and had to back out of the Rebelle 3 weeks before the rally started. Kathryn remembered Julia and called her. Julia said she would take her finals in college early and meet Kathryn in NV for the race. They were strangers but it worked. They learned from each other, laughed and cried through rookie mistakes and left the rally as life long friends. When Kathryn asked Julia to partner with her for the 2022 Rebelle Julia replied “Yes! I can’t wait to go out in the desert and be badasses with you again.”
Alliance Auto Care
Europa G Wagen
Julia is a second year doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles studying atmospheric and oceanic sciences. Her research is focused on the impact of climate change on photosynthesis in the tropical rainforest and the global carbon cycle.
UCLA Graduate Student
Los Angeles, CA
“Well-behaved women seldom make history" -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
I’m scuba certified!
I’ve been eager to compete in the Rebelle again ever since my first rally in 2020—it’s a great opportunity to learn, meet incredible people, appreciate nature, and self-reflect.
Finding internal motivators based on my morals has always inspired me to pursue my dreams and complete my doctoral degree to combat climate change.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (book)
The Office (show)
Completing the rally in 2020 was one of my greatest accomplishments and greatest adventures ☺
Southern made business and family woman who always tries to do what's right and love everyone. Usually busy fixing something, helping someone or going out on an adventure.
Owner, Alliance Auto Care
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” -Albert Einstein
When I travel I look for Tango, Bachata and Salsa events so I can dance with the locals.
The Rebelle takes place in landscapes so beautiful it steals my breath away. The women competitors show up to be epic and adventurous. If I could think of a better place to be forged by fire I would be there. This is the right time, I have questions that need answers, the kind of answers you lose yourself in the desert to find.
I’m inspired by compassion for all living creatures and the future generations inheriting our Earth. We rise together, we’re all connected. (Except spiders, I really don’t like spiders.)
The Catcher in the Rye