Julia Ruth Nichols is from Haubstadt, Indiana. She graduated from Purdue University in 2015 where she completed a degree in Chemical Engineering. Before law school, Julia worked in the oil and gas industry in Colorado, Wyoming, and Alaska. Julia spent her 1L summer at Thompson Coburn LLP in St. Louis, Missouri. Following graduation, she will clerk for Judge David Stras of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.