Julia Rogers founded EnRoute Consulting in 2008, inspired by the idea that more young Americans should engage in service work and travel as a way of learning about themselves and the world around them. Now, nearly a decade later, she has guided hundreds of students and their parents through the gap year planning process.
In addition to private consultations, Julia enthusiastically advocates for the popularization of the gap year through public talks, visits to high schools and networking with guidance counselors and family professionals. She serves on the Board of Advisors of the American Gap Association, which promotes the responsible growth of the gap year option in America.
Julia is a graduate of Hamilton College in New York. In 2010, Julia and her husband embarked on a 10-month, around-the-world trip, which brought them to fifteen different countries and countless gap year program locations. In addition to traveling, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, reading, photography and event planning. Originally from New Jersey, Julia has lived in the UK, Maine, Tennessee, Montana, Wyoming and Tanzania. She now resides in Vermont with her husband Tom, daughters Nora and Claire and Sylvester the dog.