Julie's background includes research and evaluation in the areas of corrections, human trafficking, juvenile justice and delinquency, and school-based mental health. Currently, she provides research and evaluation leadership to a number of government and community-based agencies.
Julie obtained her Master of Arts degree in criminal justice from Washington State University. She also holds a B.A. in sociology/law and society from the University of California at Riverside. She is currently a community faculty member at Metro State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she has taught Introduction to human services and program evaluation courses.