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Julie holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University, a Master’s degree in International Education Policy from Harvard and a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Cultural Anthropology from the University at Buffalo.  

Her article, Curating Cartographies of Knowledge: Reaching Institutional Study Abroad Porfolios as Text, won the 2019 NAFSA TLS Innovation in International Education Research award. 


Her research interests are at the intersection of critical social theory and cross-cultural engagement. Julie's undergraduate and graduate research focused on cultural dimensions of education policy at the secondary and tertiary levels. As an undergraduate, Julie spent a summer studying abroad in Tanzania, a semester at Oxford University as well as a semester at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. 

She has previously worked in Education Abroad at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), the University of Northern Virginia’s Prague Campus, Harvard College and the University of South Florida. She has held consultancies in the areas of partnership development, international student recruitment, admissions & enrollment as well as instructional technology. As an Una Chapman Cox Fellow at the U.S. Department of State from 2010 - 2011 Julie held assignments in the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (Washington D.C) as well as in the Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mbabane, Swaziland. 

More recently she was a Program Coordinator for International Collaborations at the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning, where she managed an international partnership network aimed at developing faculty-to-faculty partnerships for curricular internationalization.


Currently, Julie serves as the Associate Director of Study Abroad in the International Programs Office at SUNY Cortland. Here she oversees study abroad program administration, planning, budgeting, marketing and recruitment, for the college's portfolio of over 50 faculty led and exchange programs.

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