Julia graduated with a double major in Art and Biology from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. While in college, Julia spent time studying the temperate rainforests in New Zealand and prairie remnants in Washington. She also led youth backpacking trips over the summer in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico and organized a student community garden. To add to the mix, Julia pursued her interest in ceramics as part of her senior project. Since graduating she has traveled up and down the coast from Kodiak, Alaska to the Pacific Rim Institute in Washington and now back to California seeking out beautiful habitats and people who share her interest in restoration and conservation. She is happy to be back in her home state as an intern with Park Stewardship. Julia works in the Oceana Native Plant Nursery and helps run volunteer restoration programs with Park Stewardship's San Mateo team.