About Julia

I’ve been taking photographs on land for most of my life, and then tried underwater photography not long after I got my Open Water scuba diving certification in Australia in 2001, on the Great Barrier Reef. Returning to California, I started diving in Monterey Bay and the Channel Islands, completing my Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver certifications. Since then I’ve also dived in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Australia, the Philippines, Roatan, and Papua New Guinea. I now live in Portland, Oregon, and I try to dive and photograph in new places when I can get time off from my day job working for the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF.