Julia grew up in Tennessee surrounded by hissing cicadas and grazing horses. After graduating summa cum laude from Wellesley College with a double major in Philosophy and Comparative Literature, she moved up the street to attend Harvard Divinity School for a Master’s in Religion and won the John Thayer Award for outstanding work in theological studies. As a doctoral student in religion at Harvard, she studied theology, philosophy, ethics, and the history of science. She is currently a historian of religion and medicine, working on a project in collaboration with a research group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science on the connections between the Christian reformations in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and developments in European medicine.
Julia has taught high school, college, graduate, and adult learners at Harvard College, Harvard Summer School, and Harvard Extension School, both in-person and online, for eight years across courses in religious studies, philosophy, history of science, anthropology, and sociology. Her tutoring specialties include reading and research strategies, essay writing, and course support in religious studies, philosophy, history, and history of science.
In her spare time, Julia can usually be found hiking, baking, and planning solo trips around the world she can’t afford to take.