Julia C. Basso | Ph.D. CYT

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

"I am thrilled to be a part of HUM because motherhood has been a wonderful yet challenging time for me. As a neuroscientist, I am curious about strategies that women take to succeed in motherhood and are interested in helping other mothers thrive!"

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Julia is a wearer of many hats. She is a neuroscientist at Virginia Tech working in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise as well as a teacher and practitioner of dance and yoga.  She is also the proud mama of Juliette and Holden and a wife of a mad scientist. She is fascinated by the brain's capacity for plasticity and the body's ability to shape the brain. Her research centers around understanding how physical activity and mindfulness practices affect the brain functionally, physiologically, and morphologically. She understands both scientifically and personally that pregnancy and the postpartum period (and motherhood in general) are a time of significant change in a woman's life, and she is enthusiastic about being a part of Huddle Up Moms to help women successfully navigate their motherhood journeys.

You can learn more about Julia here.