Julia Peters

Julia Peters

Class Year



Kenosha, Wisconsin


Environmental Science


Social Justice

Julia Peters ’24 grew up in Kenosha and going to a college close to home was very important to her. She was awarded the Mahone Fund Foundation Scholarship, which helped her cover the costs to come to Carthage. 

Julia is a part of Student Government as the Black Student Union representative and the DEI committee chair. She is also vice president of LGBTQ*SA and environmental justice subcommittee member of Youth Empowered in the Struggle.

Learn about Carthage’s Engagement and Inclusion Center 

Apply Now

“Students should consider environmental science as a major because of the growing environmental problems that are becoming more and more serious every day. If we want to see a bright and healthy future for humans, we need to address these issues.”

Julia Peters, ’24

Faculty mentors

“Carthage faculty and staff have greatly impacted my life because they always push me to keep going. Endia Robbins, my boss and director of equity and inclusion for student engagement, motivates me every day to be a better person. Professor Michele Hancock helped me obtain a scholarship this past semester. I appreciate all the help and support they have shown me within my time working in the Engagement and Inclusion Center.”

Favorite class

“My favorite class has to be Social Welfare Policy Analysis with Professor Danielle Jarvis. The course gave me a whole new perspective on some of the issues in our society, including environmental justice. I learned so much about people living in poverty and how policies within the government affect those living in poverty. It is an amazing course.”

Toughest class

“The toughest class I have had was Calculus II. This was a pretty tough course for me as I am not the greatest with math, but I definitely enjoyed and appreciated learning it.”

Internships or campus employment

“My current on-campus job as a student worker in the Engagement and Inclusion Center is not necessarily related to my major, but it has taught me a lot. I get to work with the different affinity groups on campus, which has taught me a lot about working in an office. Being a ‘hub’ on campus that helps students with DEI work or anything, in general, makes me happy. Also, being able to help plan events and put them on has been a joy. I love my job a lot and am so grateful to be working there!”

Career goal

“After my time at Carthage, I hope to do research in environmental justice, which studies how low-income people are disproportionately placed in areas where air quality is worse, food deserts are more abundant, water is polluted, and so much more.” 

Favorite spot on campus

“The Engagement and Inclusion Center is my favorite spot because it provides a safe and brave space on campus. Those who come in the EIC have built a large and strong community/friendship that I will cherish forever.”

Favorite memory

“My favorite memory at Carthage was the DEI College Kick-Off. It was the Engagement and Inclusion Center’s first event of the year, and it was so great to see all of the affinity clubs get together for dancing, singing, and hanging out!”