- Academic Advisor , Academic Advising
Julia Poage was born in San Diego, CA, raised in the Greater Houston Area, and has lived in San Antonio since matriculating at Trinity in 2015. At Trinity, Julia worked for the Trinitonian, the student-led newspaper, was a peer tutor for the HUMA FYE, and served as the lead writing tutor in the writing center. Julia also completed interdisciplinary summer research with funding from the Mellon Initiative. Julia graduated cum laude from Trinity in 2019 with a double major in English and Art. With regards to English, Julia's literary interests lie primarily in 20th and 21st century short fiction, graphic novels and comics, and fiction in translation. Julia's research project for the Mellon Initiative was an exploration in comics format of memorial museums and trauma memory in Millenials and Gen Z. With regards to Art, Julia's primary art media are graphite and colored pencils (for Julia's senior art major show, Julia created a triptych of drawings integrating family photos, diary text and symbolic still lifes). After graduation, Julia served for two years as the college advisor for Douglas MacArthur High School in San Antonio, assisting high school seniors with college applications, financial aid and post-secondary planning.
Julia's advising approach is holistic — always looking for ways to support students academically, emotionally and socially. As a Trinity alum, Julia loves connecting students with on-campus resources, both academic and extracurricular.
Julia's free time is spent visiting new restaurants and bookstores with friends, thinking about getting a cat, and hunting for ethically-made fashion online.