Julie was born in Incheon, South Korea. In May 1986, she flew halfway around the world to Minnesota where she grew up. She lived in a small town south of Minneapolis until after graduating high school when she attended the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. From there she joined Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Inc and graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology.
Growing up, Julie has always enjoyed writing, from a young age, she kept multiple journals and would continue this through adulthood. During the summer of 2010, Julie moved down to the Carolinas and would eventually put down roots there, starting a family and getting involved in her local church and community. When she is not working her day job you can find her spending time with her two children, her friends, and her dogs.
Prior to the release of her debut memoir, “Ode to Bermuda Grass”, Julie contributed monthly to Cocktails and Ambitions, a career and lifestyle blog all about inspiring and motivating millennial women. Since the release of her book, Julie has been featured on the blog, Dear Adoption, Adoptions Reunion Search & Support and shared her story on Udaan