In 2003, she served as co-coordinator for the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Doctoral Student Consortium in Washington, D.C. She has chaired and served on several national committees relating to doctoral student issues, and for four years she was the feature column editor for the Doctoral Student Issues column in Decision Line. She has been a coordinator and mentor for the Decision Sciences Institute Doctoral Student Consortium, Workshop on Formulating a Strategic Research Plan nine times since 1995. She served as coordinator of the Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Competition for DSI in 2008.
Julie has been active with minority students and faculty in the PhD Project Information Systems Doctoral Students Association Conference (begun by the KPMG Foundation) as a presenter and mentor for many years. In 2001 she was honored to be named to the PhD Project’s inaugural Circle of Compadres.