Julie was in the Chemical Physics Ph.D program at JILA/University of Colorado. She was also a fellow of the Optical Science and Engineering Program and completing a graduate certificate in Molecular Biophysics. Julie was advised by Dr. David J. Nesbitt for her thesis work in the area of Single-Molecule Biophysics.
Julie graduated is pursuing her M.D. at Medical College of Wisconsin. According to Julie it is too soon to say what will happen next, but she hopes to get a job in academic medicine with a career combining patient care and research.