Julie Austin earned a B.S. in English and Secondary Education from Bemidji State University and a M.A. in English from Bemidji State University. Before beginning her teaching career at CLC in2006, Julie taught high school English for five years. In 2014, she was awarded a Quality Matters badge for online course design. When she is not teaching, Julie loves spending time with her husband and four children exploring the North Shore of Lake Superior as well as cooking, gardening, running, and writing.