During her childhood, Julia spent most of her time practicing the cello, writing novels that would never be published, and reading at the public library. In university, she pursued a passion for music history that had been developing since she first started music lessons at age six, culminating in a graduate degree in Musicology from the University of Toronto. She returned home to Edmonton to a career in arts administration, gaining experience in funds development, festival planning, and grant writing. She firmly believes in the essential value of storytelling in building meaningful relationships and strong communities, which inspired her to join the EHC in 2018.
When not at work, you might see Julia performing around the city with her string quartet, walking with her retired racing greyhound, or training for her next half marathon.