Julie Navickas is an Academic Advisor & Lecturer in the School of Communication at Illinois State University. Julie’s job duties focus on assisting Public Relations and Journalism students plan their coursework, instructor a public speaking course, a pre-professional course for Mass Media students, and a course in gender and the humanities, and coordinate a summer study abroad experience in Paris, France. Julie was previously employed in marketing at YWCA McLean County where she developed her skillset in social media, public relations and special events. She holds a B.S. and a M.S. from the School of Communication and is currently pursuing a second M.S. in the Department of English at ISU. Julie and her husband Tommy welcomed their first baby girl, Lillian Elizabeth in September 2016 and are expecting baby boy Navickas to arrive in November 2017.