Julia’s affinity for writing and editing began in her high school’s library when she joined the yearbook staff. Four years later when picking a college major, she decided public relations had the right mix of creative and business writing for her future career. She joined her alma mater, the University of West Florida, in the marketing and communications department for a PR internship, leading to a full-time position following graduation.
Julia uses her background, combined with an overall goal to help universities find their voice and put it down on paper, to drive new ideas. She collaborates with the Up&Up creative team to find and share higher ed’s compelling stories.
When not taking notes and plotting in her planner at work, she explores Greenville with her husband, Andy, and their Boston Terrier dog-child, Henry. While she hails from a white-sand beach town, she chose to switch to the mountain life and has not looked back since.