A Little About Me
I've been creating custom visuals for the scientific community since I received my masters in medical illustration from Augusta University in 2012. This was precipitated by an interest in how we process information, especially visuals, from my biopsychology research days as an undergraduate at The College of New Jersey. I came to appreciate how interconnected our global health is and how devastating the disparities of climate change could be, and therefore strive for a more equitable future where science influences positive change.
To support this endeavor, I will donate at least 10% of my annual profits toward causes like STEAM for girls and/or persons-of-color or organizations supporting community-based solutions.
Education & Certificates
Certified Associate in Project Management
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading association for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession.
The CAPM demonstrates understanding of all the core knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management based on the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
Certified Medical Illustrator
The Association of Medical Illustrators is recognized as the premier global resource for promoting the power of visual media to advance scientific understanding, communication, education, and research.
Certification is endorsed by the AMI to measure competency in business practices, ethics, biomedical science, and drawing skills.
Master of Science in Medical Illustration
The graduate program is one of four in North America (3 in the US) accredited by CAAHEP for its advanced education in both life sciences and visual communication.
The program emphasizes anatomical and surgical illustration for publication. Students study anatomy and pathology, communication theory, various visualization techniques, and visual-problem solving.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
In the Biopsychology Specialization, students explore the interface between biology and psychology (e.g., neuroscience, psychopharmacology, psychoneuroimmunology, and genetics). Julie worked in expert Dr. Leynes' lab specializing in cognitive neuroscience and memory.
Folks I Worked With Lately
Project Manager of Science Storytelling
Cognition Studio is focused on strategic visual communication for life science and health care. We are science storytellers, experts in digital design and biocommunications who tell clear, compelling stories about complex, technical topics. We bridge knowledge gaps, translate scientific breakthroughs, and build understanding so you can share your work with the world.
As project manager, I support the Science Storytelling team by maintaining sight-lines in a deadline-driven environment, managing resources and timelines alongside a budget, communicating with brilliant team members and clients, and prioritizing project deliverables.
Coats Medical Media
Founder & Creative Lead
Coats Medical Media is a creative studio making visuals for medical and scientific professionals with a focus on global health.
I lead, manage, and communicate the status of all creative projects.
Fundraising & Development Intern
OTI is a nonprofit supporting transition-to-home orphan care around the world.
I spearhead fundraising campaigns in support of OTI’s mission through grant writing, donor cultivation, program management and implementation.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center
DDEAMC is a teaching and research hospital located at Fort Gordon that treats active duty personnel, military retirees, and hosts disaster medicine preparedness.
I lead all creative production, managed & communicated project status, and collaborated with other departments to improve patient experience.
Augusta Locally Grown
Project Data Manager
Georgia Food For Health via Augusta Locally Grown promotes affordable access to fruits and vegetables in under-served communities.
I volunteered with a talented team of clinicians, dietitians, and medical students to improve health outcomes and support public health research via data collection and management.
Citizens Climate Lobby
I supported the organization to establish a new chapter.
Northwell Health, Dept. of Neurosugery
Northwell is the largest healthcare provider in New York with interdisciplinary leaders in diagnostic, research, surgical, and clinical care.
I lead all medical illustrations projects for a distinguished team of neurosurgeons.
Hike Outings Leader
I supported the Long Island Sierra Club to introduce communities to local hikes and native plants and wildlife.
Medical Illustrator & 2D Animator
I worked with attorneys, medical experts, and colleagues to create compelling printed exhibits, 2D animations and interactive displays for court cases.
Dumb Friends League
Surgical Instrument Assistant
The mobile clinic worked with local, underserved communities of Denver to provide low-cost spay and neuters to pets. I supported their team by managing surgical equipment.