Julia Edwards comes to Charisma with a variety of teaching and learning experiences. She graduated with a double Bachelor's degree with high honors from University of Southern Maine, where she studied International Relations and Political Science. After a few years working on Capitol Hill for a US Senator in Washington, D.C. and then for a small but mighty market research firm in Portland, Maine, Julia accepted a Graduate Assistantship to pursue her Masters at Seton Hall University in Diplomacy and International Relations. From there she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach at various schools in and around Oslo, Norway for a year. She returned to Maine to teach international relations at her alma mater, USM, and run their Model United Nations Program. She has taught courses on International Relations, Human Rights, Responsibility to Protect, International Law, US Foreign Policy, Terrorism, Peacekeeping, Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Transitional Justice. Julia currently works as a Learning and Advising Specialist at a college in Maine, but has continued to stay connected to the international relations discipline through freelance projects with colleagues at the United Nations.