Julie graduated in 2009 with joint honors in Philosophy and Psychology. Her honors thesis was presented at the APICS conference in Halifax in May, 2011 and was nominated for a presentation award. She has since been granted the Dr. W.C Kierstead Prize in Philosophy and an SSHRC Joseph-Bombardier Masters Award valued at $17,500 for her first year of studies at the University of Alberta in the Masters of Speech Pathology program. It is a two year program, in which she will be doing research in the field of fluency disorders, more specifically stuttering. She plans on completing her PhD following her Masters at University of Alberta. This summer she will spend two months in Tanzania, Africa volunteering at an orphanage.
In the future she plans on working part-time as a clincal Speech Language Pathologist while continuing her research and eventually becoming a professor.