MUM graduate Julie Hope


With Dr. Jim Davis, Dr. Dinesh Gyawali, and fellow students in the Integrative Wellness Center during clinical practicum.


Visiting the Taj Mahal on the MUM Rotating University course to India


Receiving her certificate in Maharishi AyurVeda Science-Based Aromatherapy with instructor Diane Malaison and fellow student Annemarie Dariano

Julie Hope graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in physiology and health and Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM and received the Outstanding Student Award from both departments at the 2019 awards ceremony.

Julie hails from Nebraska, where she raised two children and worked in her family’s trucking business for 20 years. She heard about MUM during a lecture on Ayurveda, which she was exploring to improve her health. She had not attended college before, and the idea of going to a nearby college to study Ayurveda intrigued her. She came to a Visitors Weekend, liked the block system, the vegetarian dining, and the programs the university offered, so she decided to apply.

“Physiology and health was my first choice but when I was reading about Maharishi Vedic Science, it really piqued my interest to learn about consciousness and myself,” she said. “I couldn’t choose — they seemed equally important. So I decided to double major.”

Julie approached her studies with extreme focus, and she discovered that the practice of the TM® and TM-Sidhi®programs helped her become organized and create a healthy routine. “It was important to me when I started my college career to do it with the utmost excellence that I was capable of,” she said. “I credit the TM-Sidhi program for helping me through my four years of college experience at MUM.”

During her studies in Maharishi AyurVeda®, she enjoyed giving wellness consultations and helping people improve their health with easy lifestyle recommendations. She has experienced great improvements in her life following an ayurvedic routine, and in the future she wants to share her knowledge with others. Starting in the fall, Julie is continuing her studies at MUM in the online masters degree program in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine.