Juliana Micchia

"Benched" Podcast Host


Jules is a graduate student at UNC who studied Political Science and Peace, War, and Defense with a concentration in International Security and Intelligence. After interning at Wasserman, Jules realized she could make a career out of her passion for sports and social change specifically in the world of women's sports. Jules was a member of the UNC Women's Rowing team and the Carolina Leadership Academy. Her passion for women's sports is why she serves on the advisory board for the ForevHER TarHeels initiative that aims to fundraise and champion women's sports at Carolina.

Favorite Athlete

Serena Williams. She is the GOAT. No question. She's won a tournament across four decades and came back to win a tournament after having her daughter (not to mention she won one while pregnant). She is the symbol of the strength and resilience of female athletes. She is amazing on and off the court because she has broken down so many barriers and pushed back against racism and sexism.