Bachelor in Psychology, Women's Studies, magna cum laude, University Arizona, 1999. Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology, University South Carolina, Columbia, 2004.
Research assistant University Arizona, Tuscon, 1997—1998, instructor for honors humanities class, 1998—1999. Graduate assistant for undergraduate psychology advising office, statistics lab instructor, research methods lab instructor, research lab member University South Carolina, Columbia, 1999. School psychologist Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, Maryland, since 2004.
Grant assistant Safe Schools, Healthy Students, Columbia, 2001—2002.
Volunteer Casa De Los Ninos, Tucson, 1998—1999, Hospital in South Carolina, Columbia, 2002—2003. Member of National Association of School Psychologists (grant 2004, 2005), Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Delta Pi (historian 1998-1999, Ruth Lee Kennedy scholarship 1999, Virginia Cooney National Graduate scholarship 2002).
Julie married to Joel Scott Shields on 20 August in 2005.