Julia was first drawn to midwifery during her college days. Over twenty years and two children later, she graduated from the midwifery program at Frontier Nursing University. Her healthcare experience is varied: she ran her own doula practice for years, worked as a hospice nurse, and held positions in clinical education, quality, and compliance. In any clinical situation, she is passionate about high-quality care that respects individual patient desires and preferences. Julia lives with her family on the Lower East Side, and spends much of her downtime pursuing her love of writing.