Julia spent summer months growing up at a little cabin on a lake in Central Alberta. These small town summer experiences and spending time in nature inspired her to pursue a degree in Conservation Biology at University of Alberta. With many areas of interest in social justice, Julia has volunteered and worked in the non-profit sector. She finds stories inspiring and currently works in industry to engage the public in providing input on development projects. These developments include energy generation, oil and gas extraction, electrical system upgrades and pipeline projects where she is able to advocate for responsible development and community values.
At home in Calgary, she can usually be found cuddled with her two cats and full focus on a good book or research on her computer. Julia enjoys a good thought provoking film, gardening, yoga and learning a bit more everyday.