Trained and licensed under Maestro Antonio Signorello, Julia began fencing in 2003 at the UNSW fencing club. There she was actively involved in the club as the club treasurer. She has represented the University of New South Wales at various competitions around Australia where she collected a range of medals and trophies.
Julia completed her Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Education, and Masters of Music degrees at the University of New South Wales. In these she studied and worked with primary aged students, specialising in high school students. She is currently teaching music with the NSW Department of Education and Training.
Julia has been coaching at the SilverSword fencing Club since 2003.