Julie has been a grant writer in the non-profit and education fields since 2008, working with a variety of clients whose programming met a wide range of educational and human service needs. Her career prior to grant writing included seven years as an elementary school teacher and 13 years as an elected member of the Columbus Public Schools Board of Education.
Julie is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.A. in History and minors in English and Elementary Education. She currently lives in Columbus, Nebraska where she is a member of the non-profit Sammy’s Superheroes board (advocating for childhood cancer awareness and research) and is active in other community and church activities.