Julia was educated at Eastbourne College before studying Geography at Cambridge. Having completed a PGCE at the Institute of Education, she taught at Dulwich College before becoming Head of Department at the British School of Brussels. On returning to the UK, she taught briefly at Downe House and then moved to Marlborough in 2000. Julia teaches Geography at the College and was Resident Tutor and then Housemistress in Morris for a combined total of 16 years. She took the role of Director of Admissions in September 2017, alongside her teaching responsibilities, before becoming Head of Boarding in September 2021.