Julia Cawthra is a 4th year Ph.D. Candidate in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Sport Psychology at Indiana University. Julia currently works as a counseling practicum student at IU Counseling and Psychological Services and as a Mental Performance Coach for Indiana Athletics. Prior to IU, Julia received her M.A. in Sport and Performance Psychology in 2015 and her B.A. in Molecular Biology in 2012, both from University of Denver.
She played intercollegiate volleyball for the Pioneers, where she was first exposed to sport psychology. Her research interests include student-athlete eudaimonic wellbeing, transitions out of sport, transfer student-athlete adjustment, and sexual assault attitudes and behaviors among student-athletes. Additional interests include integration of identities for performance enhancement and increased emphasis on intersectionality in all aspects of sport.