Julie has worked in the field of global public health since 2002, and has served in senior technical positions with leading global non-governmental health organizations including the International Rescue Committee, Marie Stopes International and International Medical Corps. Julie has been responsible for the technical oversight of reproductive health service delivery programs in over 25 countries. Over the course of her career, direct field experience has included short and long-term assignments in Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Darfur, Ethiopia, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Tanzania. Working in regions where unsafe abortion is most prevalent has given Julie unique insight into its impact on the lives of women in a variety of contexts that differ in legal frameworks, infrastructure, human resources, and cultural norms.
Julie has been a licensed Registered Nurse with the California Board of Registered Nursing since 2007, received a Master of Science in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a Bachelor in Science of Nursing from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and is currently pursuing a DrPH at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Julie is a permanent resident of Brazil.