Julie received their B.S. in Biology from Lynn University in 2022. Their previous undergraduate research investigated the effects of temperature on metabolic rate during development in alfalfa leafcutting bees. At Penn State University, Julie is co-advised by Drs. Margarita López-Uribe and Ruud Schilder at the Ecology program. Julie is interested in how abiotic and biotic stressors interact with pollinator health.