Julia Gessner earned her bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations, a second major in political science and minors in psychology and business from Texas A&M University-Commerce, where she graduated with high honors after successfully defending her thesis.
Throughout her undergraduate education, Gessner held several internships, including positions at VOX Global, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the American Red Cross, and the Allen Independent School District in Texas. In addition to her internships, Gessner worked as a news writer for A&M-Commerce, where she wrote press releases, video scripts and social media posts for the university.
As a student at Penn State, Gessner plans to study strategic communications with the ultimate goal of working for a nonprofit. When she is not working or studying, she can be found listening to podcasts or binge watching "The Office."