Originally from Metairie, Louisiana, Juliet DiLeo is a graduating senior in the Undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Political Science and American Culture Studies with a minor in Business. Her involvement at Washington University in St. Louis has stretched across disciplines but has always reflected her ethic of service.
One noted example of her dedication to service in the St. Louis community is her commitment to Each One Teach One, a community service program that provides tutoring for African-American students living in the city of St. Louis. Juliet has participated as a tutor since her arrival as a freshman and has served as coordinator of the program for three semesters. In this capacity, she also demonstrated her understanding of the complexity of social justice by planning a campus-wide discussion on the role of race and privilege in educational services.
Other service commitments have included writing for Whats Up Magazine, an arts and entertainment publication sold by and for the homeless of St. Louis, volunteering at St. Patrick Center, Missouri’s largest provider for homeless services, and serving as a counselor for LAUNCH, a pre-orientation program for new students at Washington University.
In addition to her direct service commitments, Juliet has been a member of the Campus Week of Dialogue on Race Relations committee, the Redefining Community Experience planning committee, the University Judicial Board, the Undergraduate Council, Thurtene Junior Honorary, and Lock & Chain Sophomore Honorary. She was also awarded the title of Resident Advisor of the Year.
According to her nominator Glenn Davis ’03, “Juliet has made service such a part of her [WUSTL] experience that volunteerism, social justice and community improvement infuse her professional aspirations in addition to her personal outlook on the world.”
Following graduation, Juliet plans to teach middle school special education in the Philadelphia School District with Teach For America before attending American University’s School of Public Affairs to earn a Master’s degree in Law, Justice and Society. She anticipates a career in the field of education policy.