Julie King is a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. Having already earned her master’s degree in biomedical engineering, she is currently working on her PhD in biomedical engineering. She received the 2018 Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering (MABE) Student Leadership Award; nominated by her advisor, Jackie Johnson. This award recognizes students who have demonstrated significant leadership during their time at UT. The banquet was held at The Foundry in Knoxville, TN, honoring top students and faculty in the MABE department. Julie has served in leadership roles for the Student Government Association (SGA) at UTSI since her first semester; for the past two years she has served as SGA President. Among her other contributions, Julie is a founder and inaugural president of Buddy Club, co-chair of the Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee and a member of the Employee Relations and Campus Beautification Committees.