A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Julia Boccagno recently graduated magna cum laude from American University with a degree in broadcast journalism in May 2015. She also pursued a double minor in international studies and Italian.
As a self-proclaimed global nomad, Julia has an innate curiosity about the world and its diverse inhabitants. She is especially interested in how digital journalism plays a role in human rights and post-conflict societies. She traveled to Haiti as an alternative spring break participant and to Peru as a global volunteer. Most recently, Julia completed a language-intensive study abroad program in Italy at the Università di Modena.
Julia interned at United to End Genocide, Search for Common Ground and National Geographic, all in Washington, D.C. She is also an initiated member of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national collegiate honor society recognizing the top ten percent of journalism students in the United States.
Julia now works for CBS in Washington, D.C., as the News Associate, where she helps produce content for CBS Morning News, CBS Evening News, and Face the Nation.