- Education: University of Guelph, B.A.S., Biology and Philosophy
While at the University of Guelph, Julia traveled across the Canadian High Arctic to Greenland, focusing her fourth-year research project on Arctic climate change. Throughout her degree, Julia volunteered over 1,200 hours as a medic and worked part-time as an emergency services dispatcher. After graduation, she worked for two NGOs dedicated to youth education in Nunatsiavut and Nunavut, Canada. Her affinity for nature has led her to volunteer on a biological reserve in Ecuador, plan sustainability initiatives in Sweden, and lead canoeing, kayaking, and backpacking trips across Ontario and British Columbia. Julia has worked as a documentary researcher on wildlife TV series for Smithsonian Channel and BBC Scotland. She is now a research assistant at the People, Place, & Health Collective at Brown University, working on community-based research addressing the overdose crisis. Julia has led student programs in Iceland and the Faroe Islands. She is proficient in French.