Julie graduated high school and enrolled in the SUNY system as a Wendell Foundation Scholar. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Fine Art Education (at the time one of 21 programs nationwide) with minors in Art Therapy and Art Restoration. While enrolled in college, she worked at the Albright Knox and Burchfield Penney Art Galleries in the curatorial departments. She also worked for Great Lakes United advocating for state and provincial goverments with Great Lake geography to share awareness, policies, ideas, resources, and efforts. She studied abroad at the Manchester Metropolitain (UK) in the Interactive Arts program under the landscape artist David Smith and satisfied her humanities requirement studying ‘Moral Ethics and Colonialism’. Her studies there offered her the opportunity to explore the works of Joseph Banks in detail in support of her interest in curation. She graduated at the top of her class and earned the national award from the Getty Foundation for Art Education. She was also a Fulbright finalist with a proposal to study the educational methods sustained during the Soviet regime that preserved textile heritage arts in the Baltic states; and to write and translate a curriculum that could be integrated into Art Education and Social Studies classrooms. Julie started her MSEd at Canisius College in Educational Technology Administration and Finance in efforts to earn her Superintencency of Schools.
CHS/MLB via MAN/LAS from WNY