Julie hails from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. From there she moved south and graduated from Troy University with a B.S. in Environmental Science. During her time at Troy, Julie did undergraduate research and spent a summer at Oakridge National Lab assisting with field sampling, data collection and sample prep for mercury analysis. Prior to moving to Washington, Julie worked as a Research Associate at REGENESIS: Remediation Solutions in California. In her spare time Julie enjoys hiking, video games, and reading.