Julie was born and raised in Gainesville, FL and received her B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation with a focus in the Human Dimension from the University of Florida. She worked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for four years before beginning her M.S. in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at UF. Julie’s passion is working directly with private landowners in managing wildlife on their land, with a special interest in wildlife species that thrive on human altered landscapes. She is conducting her research on the effects of disturbance on Florida burrowing owl behavior and nest success on habitually disturbed habitat.
In her free time, Julie enjoys fishing, boating, camping, exercising, soccer, and spending time with friends, family, fiancé, and two spoiled rotten labs.