A Program Manager at High Alpha Innovation, Julie leads teams to research and build conviction for new startup opportunities with corporate partners. She earned a B.S. in Biology from Indiana University and started her career as a biochemist. Eventually Julie decided to lean into her entrepreneurial spirit by attending the ESTEEM program at Notre Dame to earn a M.S. in STEM Entrepreneurship, which combined her love of life science with entrepreneurship through her capstone project of creating a commercialization strategy for a biotech startup. Julie lives in downtown Indianapolis with her boyfriend and two kittens. She enjoys traveling, rock climbing, and rereading The Hobbit every winter.