Julie holds a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation from Boston Architectural College. Never one to let the grass grow under her feet, she has also embarked upon a Certificate of Achievement in Heritage Conservation and Construction through the HistoriCorps Institute. Julie first came to HistoriCorps as a volunteer at Summerseat in Virginia in the fall off 2016. Her next experience was at Chester in 2017. Experience gained on both of those projects, together with the HCI qualification which she plans to complete in 2018, will stand her in good stead as a professional preservationist. Asked to describe what it was like to work in the field with HistoriCorps, Julie’s reply was simple. “It’s great,” she said. “There is a lot of learning that goes on during a project, whether it’s learning by doing, or learning by dealing with different kinds of people. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in historic preservation”.