Julie Hong2013-2014 Co-Deputy Director
Julie is currently a sophomore at Duke University majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Biology on the premed track. Julie is from Woodstock, Maryland. In high school, she developed great enthusiasm for science as she researched breast cancer medications under the guidance of Professor Jordan from Georgetown University. She also developed a keen interest in teaching and interacting with children as she tutored at the Kumon Learning Center and volunteered at the local hospital for several years.
At Duke, Julie is a part of the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, serving the community through a variety of volunteering activities. She also decided to continue her volunteer work at the Duke Hospital, where she assists patient families and visitors through the Pre-health Volunteer Program. This year, Julie is excited to use her knowledge of computer science and biology to give back to the community in Nicolelis Laboratory of Neurobiology, where she studies neuron signals to help patients with Parkinsonís and epilepsy.
In summer 2013, Julie served as a mentor in InnoWorks, where she had so much fun getting to know the students and watching their interest in science grow remarkably within the span of a week. In the upcoming year, she wishes to become more involved with InnoWorks as a Co-Deputy Director by seeking to make the program more enjoyable and memorable for everyone.