Hailing from the The Poconos, Julia came to the Big Apple with the singular goal of making a difference in the lives of New York City students.
With equal parts dedication, patience, passion and ability Julia made that happen, calling her greatest achievement the balancing act of teaching a full student load while simultaneously going to graduate school.
In life they say like attracts like so it’s no surprise that her boyfriend Sam also dedicates his life to others as an emergency room doctor in the City, for that she calls him her hero.
After finishing up her degree program, Julia became an Inclusion Specialist in an after school program in the city but the road to success wasn't all paved in gold and Julia found herself working to overcome major adversity.
She was attacked a few years back and rather than retreat or back down, she looked for a way to empower herself.
She found that in boxing.
Given her new found affinity for pugilism and overarching commitment to children, it goes without saying that Julia jumped at the opportunity to fight on behalf of Fighters4Life and Give A Kid A Dream.