Prior to joining the University of Arizona, Julie was the Southern Arizona Director for United States Senator Jeff Flake for 5 years. She worked for 17 years on Senator Jon Kyl’s Tucson staff and for Congressman Jim Kolbe in Washington, D.C.
Julie is a Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Fellow, a Pima County Trial Court Commissioner, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Catalina Council Boy Scouts and the Downtown Tucson Partnership. She grew up in Tucson and is a proud University of Arizona graduate. Julie and her husband live in Catalina with their four children.