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, over 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, interviews, visits to high schools and networking with guidance counselors and family professionals. She serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Gap Year Association, which promotes the responsible growth of the gap year option in America. In 2017, Julia was awarded the first-ever Gap Year Association award in Innovation for her work in the gap year industry.
Julia is a graduate of Hamilton College in New York. Julia and her family frequently embark on research trips to personally investigate gap year program locations. In 2017, Julia and her family spent a month in Hawaii to research programs on Oahu and in late 2018 Julia traveled solo to South Africa for site visits. In addition to traveling, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, reading, photography and public policy and advocacy work.
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 and daughters, Nora and Claire.