Julia was born in Indiana where her family taught her to hunt upland birds and fish in local rivers. Her love for the outdoors continued to grow during her undergraduate years at Sewanee: The University of the South, a college campus that offers more than 13,000 acres on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee.
Within a few months of graduating from Sewanee, Julia’s passion for political science lead her to Washington, D.C. where she worked for Senator Dan Coats of Indiana. Less than two-years later, she found her calling when she joined the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) as their government relations representative. As a sportswoman, her hobbies intertwined perfectly with her career at TRCP working on federal sportsmen policy.
While the Capital Beltway politics are frustrating at times, Julia makes a point to sneak away from it all to go hunting for whitetails, red snapper fishing in the Gulf, or enjoy other outdoor activities. Doing so keeps her energized and committed to fighting for sportsmen on Capitol Hill