Julia grew up in a small rural Illinois town. She graduated high school and attended Northern Illinois University to pursue her dream of studying analytical chemistry. While at Northern Illinois University, she became a victim of sexual misconduct and domestic violence. This incident forced her into grief and confusion. The NIU administrative staff and local police referred Julia to Prairie State Legal Services. PSLS worked alongside these entities in getting Julia the legal outcomes that would make her feel safe to continue going to school. Today, Julia is hopeful for her future academic studies, and is grateful for the services of PSLS.