Julie graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, concentrating on American and Middle Eastern political history. For her undergraduate thesis, Julie examined U.S. foreign policy and covert military action during the Soviet-Afghan War, and was awarded the Edwin W. Small Prize for the best undergraduate thesis in American History at Yale and the Harvey Applebaum ’59 Award for outstanding archival research using Yale’s government document collections. At Yale, Julie was also the co-director of Community Health Educators (an organization of students who teach health education at New Haven public schools) and an editor for the Yale Banner (Yale’s undergraduate yearbook).
In high school, Julie was an internationally ranked debater and public speaker, and represented Canada at the 2011 World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships in Brisbane, Australia. She was also Head Girl of her high school (Branksome Hall) and scored in the 98th percentile on her SAT. Currently, Julie works as an Intern at Legal Aid Ontario’s Immigration and Refugee Law Office, and will be attending Law School next fall.