Graduating in 2020, Julia Reilly is majoring in Chemistry and participating in the chemical engineering partnership with Syracuse University. Her work has produced dividends as she has secured highly competitive research internships while here on the Heights. Last summer she was a research intern at the Columbia Nano Initiative at Columbia University. This summer, she heads to Princeton University to work in its Chemical Engineering Department. Both experiences were made easier with grants from the Ignite Fellowship, Gottstein Science Award offered by the college for summer research experiences for students. With these experiences and another research opportunity at Stony Brook University, Ms.Reilly plans to attend graduate school for chemical engineering and work in the renewable energy industry as a chemical engineer.
We will watch the renewable energy front as this is where Julia plans to aim her research and future efforts. Knowing that resources are limited, it is good to know people like Julia Reilly are working to make a difference and help the world find solutions.
And Julia has advice for her fellow ‘Phins: “Hard work matters, but believing in yourself matters more. Stay focused on whatever you want to do and never, ever doubt yourself.”