Julie works part-time as an ILA conference associate developing the new Call for Proposals online tool and implementing improvements and efficiencies in the CFP process. She also provides support to conference proposal submitters and track chairs, and assists with conference logistics. Prior to joining ILA, she worked as the assistant conference manager for the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) for more than 5 years and at the University of Minnesota and Texas A&M University, where her jobs included meeting, training, special event, and conference planning.
Julie grew up overseas in Marsa El Brega, Libya, and Jakarta, Indonesia, before her family returned to the United States and settled in Texas. She has degrees from Texas A&M University in International Studies, Anthropology, and Russian. After college, she and her husband lived in St. Paul, Minnesota, with short stints in Turkey, Portugal, and Denmark where they participated in maritime archaeology projects. They moved to the Washington, DC, metro area in the spring of 2004.
Julie has two young daughters who keep her very busy. Outside of work and family time, she enjoys cooking, reading, music, swimming, and knitting.