38th Annual MLK Celebration Leadership Award Recipient: Julia Jaskólska

Julia Jaskólska ‘13

38th Annual MLK Leadership Award

Julia Jaskólska '13 was a junior majoring in material science and engineering when she received the student MLK Leadership Award.

She was recognized for her service to the MIT and international communities and passion for travel and education.

In 2011, Jaskólska traveled to the Ninth Ward of New Orleans with the MIT student group Alternative Spring Break (ASB). She worked with the group seven hours each day on a Historic Green project to restore a playground. In 2012, she travelled to Brazil, South Africa and Vietnam. Throughout the duration of her travels, Julia presented the best comparative research project in the history of the program.

Jaskólska's continuous involvement with various projects at MIT and beyond have earned her numerous other honors. Angel.com recognized her work for Best Use of Technology in a Speech Recognition System. The Global Youth Enterpreneurship Forum in Hong Kong honored her with a Best Business Plan Award and Most Popular Startup Idea. Her positive influence on campus life also earned her a 2012 MIT Golden Beaver Award for an Individual.