Julia is a German native who was born and raised in a small town in Bavaria, close to the Austrian border. Her native language is German, and she is fluent in both the Bavarian and the Austrian dialect of German. She has always loved languages and started learning both English and French as a foreign language in high school. Other languages she knows are Spanish, and a little (tiny) bit of Italian.

Julia moved to Long Beach three years ago to pursue her Master's degree in Linguistics and just recently graduated from California State University, Long Beach, where she worked part time as an ESL tutor for international college students, and as a graduate research assistant for the linguistics department.

Likes: French bulldog puppies, languages, yoga, the beach, and avocados

Dislikes: LA traffic, American breakfast food, beer (not a typical Bavarian...)

Mother tongue: German

Other languages: English, French, Spanish, a bit of Italian