23415307_10210839617409683_8288227502556913025_oIf you have less than 2 minutes: Julia is a journalist with a strong background in food and health. Her work has centered around top-of-mind topics for readers across food, health, nutrition, sustainability, and fitness subjects. She is currently the marketing manager at Green Mountain Solar and Granite State Solar.

If you have about 5 minutes: First, let’s start getting rid of this dull third person. So much better.

I have spent most of my career covering trends—exciting flavors to taste, fun workouts to try, and what health trends to buy into or avoid. Readers are passionate about what’s new and what’s worth exploring for themselves and I love keeping a finger on that pulse.

When it comes to nutrition and health topics, science is at the core of my writing. Stats, factoids, useful advice–all of it backed up with research. And if science is my bread and butter, then that makes myth-busting my jam! Did you hear from your mother’s personal trainer that this tonic will cures what ails you? I am all over that.

But science doesn’t help anyone if it’s buried in incomprehensible jargon. That’s my job: to translate research from stuffy to inviting.

If you’re really doing your homework on me: Wow, you’re still here! Ok, what else do you want to know about me?

I graduated from Lehigh University with a BA in English, then was awarded the Presidential scholarship for a free year to finish my BA in Psychology. (And throw in a French minor, because, why not?) My career has taken me to various editing jobs: books, web, magazines, and content marketing. Previously, I was the associate nutrition editor at EatingWell Magazine.

As for my life outside of writing, I currently live in Vermont with my husband, toddler, two cats and our dog (a rescue who, by our best estimates, is part lab, part beagle). I’m a black belt in taekwondo and I also love hiking, skiing, yoga, and eating.

Want to read more of my work? see juliawestbrook.contently.com