Julie was born in El Paso and raised all over Texas. Having studied and worked extensively in Europe, she has (at one time or another) spoken Spanish, German and French fluently and still reads Latin pretty well, which comes in handy with those pesky botanical names. She received two B.A.s (in Spanish, German and International Affairs) from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, in 1986; and a Ph.D. in Medieval German Literature from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in 1991. She has made her home in Colorado Springs for well over a decade with her husband, Jeff Cooper, and their very fetching Springer Spaniel, Winston.
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