Julia Thompson is a copywriter and editor at the Institute for Humane Studies. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in philosophy. Her work history includes public relations at a large law firm, turning ideas into kitchen goods at an inventor’s start-up, and writing for LVMH’s Sephora.com. She also writes for To the Source on higher education, emerging-adult issues, popular culture and current books and events. She spent the 2010-2011 year at the Trinity Forum Academy before diving into DC. Follow Julia on Twitter at @JETessential.