Born at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Julian Dulles Waters has lived in Albemarle County his entire life. As a child, he attended Meriwether Lewis Elementary School, J.T. Henley Middle School, and is currently a senior at Western Albemarle High School. He is seventeen years old.
Julian loves spending time with his friends and family, and also has a strong passion for model aviation, a hobby that he enjoys with his father. Julian has been an avid builder and flier of model airplanes since 2013, and he currently serves as president of the Western Albemarle High School Drone and Model Aviation Club. Julian also spends his Wednesday mornings at Henley Middle School, where he teaches a before- school model aviation course to a small group of students.
Julian has served as an adviser to Albemarle County on a number of matters, including the district’s application for the XQ Superschool Project grant, Alternate Credit Pathways policy, and the High School 2022 initiative. Julian also serves as a community adviser to the Tom Tom Youth Summit, an event which is part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival, and showcases the achievements of youth.
Julian has met with leaders in education including Virginia’s Secretary of Education Dietra Trent, and addressed over 300 educators and administrators at the 2016 World Maker Faire’s Education Forum held in New York.
Julian hopes to pursue a career in politics and government, and will explore college options after the current election is over.