Julia Tardugno is a junior double majoring in History and Secondary Education at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is from Methuen, Massachusetts, where she discovered a passion for teaching and history. Her interests in history include World War II and the impact of social justice issues around the world.
On campus, Julia is an active member of the Assumption community. She serves as a resident assistant, executive member of the Student Government Association as the Vice President for Student Affairs, and the Orientation Family Leader Executive. She is also a Light the Way Scholar. Julia successfully applied to the Assumption University Education Program in the spring of her junior year, officially accepted in July 2022. In the future, Julia hopes to pursue a career as a teacher or college professor with a goal of passing on her love for learning to her students.
Julia previously contributed to the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project when enrolled in HIS 359 – Revolutionary America, 1763-1815, in Fall 2021. In Spring 2022, she was selected for the inaugural cohort for the D’Amour College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Summer Scholars Program. That program provided funding for Julia to work on the Slavery Adverts 250 Project under the mentorship of Prof. Carl Robert Keyes during the summer of 2022. Her various contributions include researching and preparing the daily digests of advertisements about enslaved people for September 11 through October 22, 1772. Publication of those daily digests begins today and will continue for the next six weeks.
Welcome back, guest curator Julia Tardugno!