Julie originally hails from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. She earned her BFA in Visual Communications from Columbia College in Chicago and worked as a graphic designer for five years before moving to Vermont. She continued design work and freelanced while raising her three children. Julie joined Middlebury College in 2016, working in the Language Schools for four years before starting work in the Admissions Office, where she oversees the Alumni Admissions Program and college fairs. She lives in Ferrisburgh with her husband, Phil, their son, Calvin and two cats. They also have two children, Ian and Bess, currently in college. Julie enjoys cooking soups in winter, gardening, visiting art museums, swimming, taking road trips, and camping at the ocean in Maine with her family.