Julia Dixon was born and raised in a suburb of Akron, Ohio. She graduated in 2011 from The University of Akron, where she received a Bachelors degree in English. While at college Julia was sexually assaulted, completely changing the course of her college experience. The subsequent events of that crime led her to realize the importance of speaking out against injustice and fighting for the rights of others. In 2014, shortly after going public with her story, Julia was invited to the White House to give input to the Office of the Vice President’s Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. In February 2016, she joined Lady Gaga onstage at the Oscars for the performance of her song “Till It Happens To You”. Julia hopes that creating dialogue will remove the stigma of assault, and speaks nationally about her experience to educate college students and campus administrators. Julia is an ambassador for PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment and continues to shatter the silence and speak her truth through her advocacy.