Sex, Drugs, Alcohol & Everything In Between / Dr. J

Sex, Drugs, Alcohol & Everything In Between / Dr. J


Part of powerful The TRU College Life series
Julia Garcia

A perfect program for student athletes!


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This powerful presentation with Julia Garcia (a former college athlete), explores the TRU college life… after class has been dismissed.

Through her fearless and highly engaging approach, she takes you on an unforgettable journey through the reality that comes flooding in like a bad hangover, after the partying, fun and hookups are over.


sexdrugsThrough her infectious personality and innate ability to connect with her audiences, she brings poetry, up to date stats, inspiring stories and empowering audience interaction to create one powerful and unforgettable TRU college experience that you won’t want to miss!

Doctor of psychology, TEDx speaker and diversity inclusion trainer, Dr.J breaks down difficult and divisive issues in a time where we can’t afford to stay silent. For the past 12 years, Dr. J has empowered over a half million students across 100+ cities nationwide. She is the creator of a digital tool sparking courageous conversations around race and inequity online to amplify the Black experience, share lived experiences and explore racial bias.
Previously Dr.J built an award-winning mobile app to support her doctoral research for girls and young women, catching the attention of NPR and bringing awareness to social health in social media. She is a published author whose spoken word videos have garnered over 60,000+ views and her diverse background make her one of the most critical and relevant voices of our generation. In today’s climate of mental health issues and racial division, Dr. J’s is unparalleled in her ability to create safe spaces for students to feel seen, heard and be truly connected.

Don’t stay silent:
Dr. Julia Garcia’s personal website:




I’ve been in Student Affairs for almost 15 years and this was one of the best presentations I have seen. Julia was able to connect with the students so well and she was so engaging.

Melissa E.
Alcohol Education Coordinator, Wesley College

I would like to thank you for your help with Orientation here at Alderson Broaddus University! Julia Garcia was absolutely phenomenal! Our students truly responded in a positive way to here performance as well as she helped a lot of students get connected to our counseling services on campus and in the area! The way she commanded the room is truly a gift! Students were hanging on her every word and you could literally hear a pin drop or a sniffle from someone crying. I cannot say enough great things about her performance!Thank you so much Jayne!

Keri D
Orientation & Parent Programs Coordinator
Alderson- Broaddus College

Everyone loved Julia, she truly hit home for a lot of people. Through out her performance everyone was drawn to what she was saying. Literally you could hear a pin drop, that’s how silent and active the audience was towards Julia’s speech. The University and CPB was proud and honored to have Julia here. Thank you.

Kay B
P.S. The students of U of Indy are living the Tru life and are proud of it.

Julia was absolutely amazing! She was thoroughly prepared and extremely easy to work with. Everyone loved her bubbly, warm personality and her story was truly inspirational! She had no problem staying after to autograph books and converse with the students which was much appreciated. We couldn’t have asked for the event to go any better. Thank you!!

Alli B
Student Activities Coordinator
Vincennes University Jasper Campus

I just wanted to thank you for your help in bringing Julia Garcia to our campus. She had a great message and an interactive presentation that kept our students engaged and really opened their eyes. We have had only positive comments! It was also a pleasure working with you, Jayne, in getting everything in order for our program. Thanks to you both!

Stephanie B
Assistant Director of Student Activities
West Texas A& M University

The event was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Julia was great. Getting to know her on a personal level was probably the best part. She is so inspiring and makes you feel like you can do anything. All you have to do is put yourself out there. I had 450+ come to the event which is an awesome turn out. Her engagement with the audience was unbelievable, emotional and completely captivating. She’s not another health book. She’s TRU! Thank you so much for all your help in getting her to Clarion. I appreciate it so much.

Brittni N
Lectures Chair
Clarion U

Everything went great last night and we’ve had a terrific response from the students already. Our students and staff were completely engaged with her story and presentation. We are definitely interested in bringing her back to campus in the future. We’ll be in touch.
Thank you for everything!

Caitlin H
Assistant Director of Student Activities
Mount St. Mary College

The event went great! We had 405 students in attendance. This is a good number for us. Julia was well received. I believe students left the presentation saying that it wasn’t what they expected. It was interactive, serious, and fun.
For the presentation set up, Julia was very professional and knew what she needed. This was very helpful.

Angie R
Director, Student Activities
Ferris State University

On behalf of the Healthy Lifestyles Workgroup, IX Awareness Committee, Office of Civic Responsibilities and The Health Center, we would like to thank Julia for coming to campus and doing such an amazing job. The feedback from our students, staff and faculty was positive. She definitely resonated with our students.
I look forward to working with you in the future.

Mohawk Valley Community College
Kenyetta I.,  LMSW
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
Counseling Center

Julia was awesome! She was authentic, real and related to the students on their level.  Her dedication to impacting the lives of young people by sharing a powerful message goes beyond words. The information is valuable and her presentation is one of the more genuine that I have experienced. Julia, thank you for sharing your story. It is unforgettable.

Katie, Asst. Dir. for Sexual Assault and Violence Education
Gannon U


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