Julia has worked on projects related to mood, sleep, risk-taking, and dynamic communication between brain areas, among others. She earned a BA in Psychology and Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015, and then completed an M.Sc. at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, in the Netherlands in 2017. She spent two years working in Lyon, France as a project manager in a cognitive neuroscience laboratory at INSERM (Institut Nationale de la santé et de la recherche médicale), until she joined the Adolescent Health Lab in September 2020 as a Master’s student in the Clinical Psychology program. She looks forward to learning the ropes as a clinician and continuing on her research journey, studying adolescent health and well-being in the coming years.