Julie received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in Alberta where she specialized in studying Masculinity in Canadian Sports. After travelling the world surfing and snowboarding, she found herself in Mexico teaching at an alternative school while also supporting and encouraging disenfranchised girls to try surfing and stand up paddle boarding. Her work with youth in Mexico inspired her to return to her studies at UBC and to pursue a Masters degree in Education as well as her teaching degree in primary French immersion. Passionate about empowering girls from diverse communities, Julie finds dividing her time between her own classroom and facilitating iGirl workshops at schools throughout the lower mainland to be the perfect combo.
When she is not teaching or studying she can be found on a mountain bike, on her snowboard, or sleeping in a tent…anything to get into nature in and around the Pacific Northwest.