Julia Fordham is from Los Alamos, New Mexico and graduated from Los Alamos High School. She is majoring in Materials Science and Engineering and Environmental Science. Julia worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory during her high school career and spent time researching photovoltaic cells composed of Indium Gallium Nitride. She decided to be a part of the VIPER program because she is interested in the possibilities of alternative energy. She is also a fan of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.