Julia earned her Ph.D. from the Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. Her research focused on the development of object representations—specifically how children understand object constancy—and the facilitative impact of active exploration on object learning and recognition. Additionally, she is interested in the influence of handwriting practice on the development of symbolic representations, with current projects focused on the effects of variable visual and motor experience on symbol recognition and generalization. At Rockman et al, she has been assisting with ongoing projects with the American Museum of Natural History, Museum of Science and Industry, Radiolab, and Pikotoons.