Julia Giesenhagen is a Colorado Native and was born and raised in Fort Collins. Her mother was born in Korea and was a Military BRAT, who travelled to many different locations. She has learned about the Military BRAT experience through her mother and understands how her mother longs for a place away from her current home. Her father is also a Native Coloradan with no apparent cross cultural influence. She is interested in CULTURS as she feels that it will further expand her knowledge of the world and people around her. She is interested in how topics discussed in CULTURS can be implemented into media, like film, and how this representation will benefit others. She finds that there is a lack of representation for many groups and she hopes that this community will be better represented and inspire further media presence for others. Along with a broader representation, she wishes to learn along side others that are new to CULTURS. She is lacking experience and understanding in this area and is excited to be exposed to this information so that she can advocate for those that don’t think they have a voice. Through CULTURS, she wishes to create an environment where all can share their thoughts and learn from others’ experiences.