Julia Cash


My name is Julia Cash and I am currently a student at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. I am a double major in Multimedia Journalism and Strategic Political Communications with a minor in Advertising. I am originally from Nashville, TN.

I am involved in many student organizations and publications, such as Drake Political Review, Student Senate, Intervarsity, and Drake Broadcasting System. I plan on being more involved in the Des Moines community through volunteering and providing support for those in need.
I enjoy music, art, and writing. I play piano and guitar, and I also sing. I have been involved in choirs both from state and national levels. Producing music is a dream of mine that I plan to execute in the near future. I love all types of music, and I am always open to trying new things!
Art has been something I have enjoyed since I was young. I started taking art lessons and then grew from there. Art brings me to a place of comfort and I hope to share that with others.

My love for Journalism grew when I decided to write for my high school’s newspaper. Having the opportunity to write for the
Golden Bear Gazette also led to the opportunity to write for my hometown newspaper, The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet. When I came to Drake, I decided to harness those skills toward campus publications. I am now an editor and writer for the Drake Political Review.
I am very passionate about nonprofit work. When I was at the age of 12, my family started a nonprofit organization, The Institute for Educational Volunteer Programs (IEVP), providing free English and civics classes to immigrants and refugees. When I came to Drake, I was in the Engaged Citizen Corps, which gave me the opportunity to intern for local nonprofits. I worked directly with Polk County 4-H for the majority of my time in the program.

When I graduate, I plan on being a travel vlogger for a year or two. After gaining experience, I plan to settle down and work toward my long-term goals. I would like to open a thrift store to be able to provide affordable clothing for those in need and be able to give people the opportunity to recycle clothing. Using the profits from this store, I would like to start a nonprofit organization focusing on mental health for youth.