Julie attended UW nursing school, after she worked 12 years in acute care (med surg/labor and delivery/critical care) at UW Med Center. Following that, she worked 20 years in the medical device industry in varying roles of sales, sales support, educator, medical liaison and research. In October 2015, Julie was diagnosed with Stage 3C ovarian cancer after it was discovered during an MRI for a groin injury. She underwent debunking surgery and 6 rounds of chemo ending in March 2016. Julie is now NED and has returned to all the activities of her life before cancer (e.g. cycling and hiking). She feels great and is excited to be involved in efforts to educate women about this disease.