Julie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University in Austin. She had opportunities to leave Austin (and even Texas) when deciding which schools to attend; however, as a native Austinite, she wanted to help people in her community.
Julie began working in the mental health field in 2008 as a tutor for an adolescent with autism. Since then, she has had various experiences working in a variety of settings, including the behavioral health services department at a residential facility for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, assisting with creating and implementing behavioral intervention strategies for individuals who live in group homes with intellectual disabilities who display challenging behaviors, and as a mentor/job coach for individuals with learning disabilities. She is excited to become part of the Fusion Family and assist students with figuring out “what’s next” after graduation.
In her spare time, Julie enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, and traveling. She is a lover of animals and a cat-mom to a rambunctious tabby named Godzilla.