Julie earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University and her B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh. She held a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Rita Balice-Gordon at the University of Pennsylvania as part of the PennPORT IRACDA program. For nine years, she has worked at the UPenn’s Center for Teaching and Learning as an Associate Director. Her teaching experience includes online and in-person classes at the UPenn, from a large introductory science class, Intro to Brain and Behavior, to a small active learning class, Developmental Neurobiology. In 2013, students in the UPenn Biological Basis of Behavior Program honored her with the “Teacher of the Year” award.