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Juli Averill

“If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.”

― Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

Juli  has been a practitioner of Ji Do Kwan at River Valley Tae Kwon Do since 2007 and was promoted to the rank of IL Dan (1st degree black belt) in the summer of 2014. Outside of the dojang, Juli is a doctoral student in Kinesiology at UMass Amherst where she specializes in the sensorimotor control of movement especially pertaining to balance and postural control. Her research interests lie in using martial arts as a balance intervention in people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Juli’s other interests include: practicing Yang style Tai Chi Chuan, reading, hiking with her dog, and traveling (most recent destinations: Denmark and Iceland).

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