Julia is an avid hiker currently pursuing a master’s degree in natural resources at the University of Connecticut. She has been hiking and backpacking her whole life. She grew up hiking in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, but since college has been exploring New England. Her favorite mountains are the Whites, with her favorite hike being a winter summit of Mount Pierce. With her recent move to Connecticut, Julia is working to explore southern New England. In addition to hiking and backpacking, Julia enjoys competing in lumberjack sports, whitewater canoeing, and mountain biking.