Meet Julia: VP: University Affairs

Julia Pereira


Students’ Union Role:
Vice President of University Affairs


What city/town were you born in?
Mississauga, Ontario but Georgetown, Ontario is my hometown


What year were you born?


What I’m taking at Laurier/year:
I just finished my degree in Political Science and Communication Studies


How many siblings do you have?
1 sister


Do you have any pets?
I have one dog named Chico


Where would we most likely find you on a weekend (pre-pandemic)?
With friends, likely at Chainsaw (RIP)


At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
Lululemon for sure


Choose a movie title for the story of your life:
The Wedding Singer (see childhood nickname question below)


What was your favourite toy as a kid?
My Nintendo DS, specifically Nintendogs and Animal Crossing


Can you play any instruments?
I cannot play any instruments. I used to play piano growing up but have since forgot how to play


What is the oldest thing in your refrigerator?
When this whole pandemic started, I didn’t realize I would be home for this long so I definitely have a lot of old things in my refrigerator in Waterloo that have not been touched since March 15th


What is your favourite cereal?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch


Secret skills:
My secret skill is that I can solve a Rubik’s Cube


What was your childhood nickname?
My childhood nickname used to be Julia Gulia from The Wedding Singer but it has since evolved to Jules (and I’m grateful for that)


Do you have any phobias?:
Elevators – don’t trust them


One thing on your bucket list?
Go scuba diving


What is the first thing you would buy if you won a million dollars?
A new car or go on a vacation


How do you act when stressed?
Talk too much probably


What is the first thing that you will do in post-quarantine life?
Sit on the Ethel’s patio with some pals for Taco Tuesday


Come talk to me about (something you’re passionate about):
Something I’m passionate about is dancing. I’ve danced my whole life and I also was a dance instructor for the last three years at the Athletic Complex. So definitely come talk to me if you are curious about any of the programming that the AC offers, particularly group-ex or dance. We have a lot of great programming available!


Get to know Julia and the rest of the team in video form here: