Julia has competed on many different levels since the age of 14. Currently Julia has run in two US Olympic marathon trials and was a six-time All-American at Stanford University. New to the trail scene, she placed seventh at The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile in Marin, Calif. for her debut ultra. Combining her sport and professional expertise, she recently has launched the REI Outessa Summit which encourages women of all levels to get outdoors! She shares her passion for active outdoor living with her family and two young daughters.