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Julie graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. She continued her education at UMD in the Masters of Education program and graduated in May 2017. While Julie attended her undergrad, she was a four-year started and two-year captain for the nationally ranked Women’s Volleyball Program. Julie finished her career with First Team All-American honors and Libero of the Year for the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference her junior and senior seasons. She is a school record holder for digs in a season (699) and career digs (2,465, which is 700 more digs than the past record holder), as well as being ranked in top 25 Division II most career digs.
After graduating in 2015 from UMD, Julie was offered the NCAA Postgraduate Internship position in the Division II Governance Department at the NCAA National Office in Indianapolis, IN. She managed all social media platforms for Division II and supported the National Student Athlete Advisory Committee. After the internship, she returned to UMD and was chosen as the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women Internship grant recipient. She continued her work in the UMD Athletic Department in the areas of special events, fundraising, and operations.
In her free time, Julie enjoys playing volleyball, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. She currently resides in Duluth, MN and was chosen to be part of 2017-18 class of Leadership Duluth.