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Our department’s Academic Advisor Julia Rao is among the 2021 Pride of the Wolfpack Winners. Julia joined the UNC/ NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2020, following over two years as a manufacturing and process engineer at Corning Incorporated. She graduated from NC State as a Mechanical Engineer in 2017. As an Academic Advisor, Julia advises current students, transfer students, and first-year students to stay on track, pick specializations within the field, understand requirements to graduate, participate in out-of-classroom opportunities… She also works with prospective students/parents about requirements for acceptance, credit transfer, department opportunities, etc.

Each quarter EHRA Non-Faculty & SHRA Employees may be nominated for the Pride of the Wolfpack Award. It recognizes individuals who demonstrate university values, and recipients receive a certificate and mug sponsored by NC State Bookstores and designed exclusively for Pride of the Wolfpack winners. There have been a total of 854 nominations and 637 winners since 2016, and 250 awards were allocated in 2021 only. Congratulations to Julia Rao on this recognition! To learn more about the Pride of the Wolfpack nominations and awards, visit their website here.


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