Julie is a graduate of Humber's School of Business and also holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies from Athabasca University. Julie's 15-year career in the Travel Industry allowed her the opportunity to work in many diversified areas; airlines, travel agencies and tour operators. Julie was one of the first managers of a major call center in Toronto which required her to provide on-going training to new hires and inspired her dream to pursue a teaching career. Julie joined Humber's Tourism Management – Travel Industry Services as a part-time faculty member in 1990 while continuing to work part-time in the Travel Industry and has been instrumental in making Humber's Tourism program the leader in tourism education. In 2000, Julie became a full-time faculty member and in 2012 was appointed the program coordinator. Julie's dedication to student success was recognized by her students who nominated her for a Student Appreciation Award in 2008. Julie's commitment to student success and excellence has also been recognized by the College and in 2012 she received the Distinguished Faculty Award and in 2015 she received the Extra Mile Award for her contribution in providing students experiential learning opportunities through various study abroad programs. Julie‘s three passions are; her family, travelling and her job!