Julia Craven is from Red Bluff, Calif. She got her first taste of scientific research and development as a high school intern at Sandia in 2001. Julia completed her bachelor’s degree in physics at San Diego State University in 2006 and her master’s and doctorate in optical sciences at the University of Arizona in 2008 and 2011. Her dissertation research, funded by the NNSA, focused on the development of a novel infrared imaging device. Julia interned at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2004 and the Air Force Research Laboratory in 2007. She joined Sandia after grad school and is principal investigator on two technical projects. She was recently named an evaluator for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Julia is a volunteer at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History and in her free time enjoys crosscountry skiing and hiking with her dogs.
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