Julie grew up locally, just outside of Annapolis, Maryland. She graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and worked as a nurse at Georgetown University Hospital for thirteen years. During her time on an in-patient medical oncology unit, Julie developed an interest in preventive health management and building long-term patient relationships. She completed her Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Georgetown University. She lives in the District of Columbia. Outside of work, Julie enjoys photography, travel, hiking, and reading.