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Julie Laveglia, MA

Julie Laveglia, MA

  • Program Manager, Global Scholars Program, Department of Global Pediatric Medicine
  • Assistant Dean, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences


Julie Laveglia, MA, is Program Manager of the Global Scholars Program in the Department of Global Pediatric Medicine and Assistant Dean of the St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Julie brings more than 15 years in the field of international education to her role at St. Jude, starting her career teaching English through the JET Program outside of Kyoto, Japan. Julie then returned to the U.S. to work at New York University with its Center for Global Affairs and NYU-in-Paris program. Afterward, Julie worked on the International Human Resources team at Lehman Brothers.

She pivoted back to higher education and moved to Boston to work in the LASPAU Office of Harvard University, where she was primarily responsible for advising graduate-level Fulbright grantees from Central and South America. Most recently, Julie worked as the Assistant Director of Overseas Programs at Washington University in St. Louis where she worked closely with program and university partners in East and South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. 

Julie was born and raised outside of Philadelphia in Southern New Jersey. She received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Environmental Science from Boston College. While an undergrad, she studied abroad at the Universidad de Sevilla. Julie received her M.A. in International Education from New York University.  While a graduate student, she interned with the Sister City Program within the New York City Commission to the United Nations.

At St. Jude, Julie works with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in collaboration with the St. Jude Department of Global Pediatric Medicine on the design, implementation, management and evaluation of the Master of Science in Global Child Health program and postgraduate capstone projects. The program offers students a transformative education needed to enhance the treatment and care of childhood cancers and catastrophic illnesses in an evolving world.