Julie began working with CeRDI in 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Science in Applied Geography from the University of North Texas. Her graduate research examined household water use and water management strategies of pastoralists in the Monte Desert, Argentina.
Julie's fieldwork in the Mendoza Province, Argentina also led her to explore interests in viniculture and viticulture. Prior to joining CeRDI, she travelled to several viticultural regions to participate in grape harvests, including South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and northern California. She has a strong background in geography and experience conducting research, which she uses to assist CeRDI with the Online Farm Trials project.