Assigned on the dominant Kama tribe, Julia quietly built several relationships from both tribes that seemed in her favor for the merge. However, an unprecedentedly tempestuous Tribal Council resulted in the tribe turning on her, with the Lesu minority members she deemed "passengers" causing her to be voted out.
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Hometown: Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Current residence: Bethesda, Maryland
Occupation: Medical Assistant
Hobbies: Traveling, shopping, and eating.
Pet peeves: Being ignored, loud chewing, and when people document EVERYTHING on social media.
Three words to describe you: Adventurous, resilient, and personable.
What is your personal claim to fame? I definitely feel proud to be the first in the family to graduate college and pave the way for my younger sister and family members.
Who or what is your inspiration in life? My mom. She has faced some of life's hardest challenges but she has remained beautiful inside and out and kept her optimism intact. I can only hope to be as strong as she is.
If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why?
Pen and paper to document my thoughts, stories, and strategy.
A radio or something to play music because music keeps me going.
Picture of my family. Everything I do is for them. This would help me get through rough times in the game.
Which Survivor contestant are you the most like? Jeremy! He was a physical beast, but he was strategic in his use of Idols, loyal to his alliance, and overall honest and personable in his gameplay. He was a well-rounded player.
What's your reason for being on Survivor? It has been my dream to be on Survivor since I started watching as a kid. It started after the passing of my father, and in a sense, it helped me "survive" my own challenges. I want to prove to myself I can do this. To win a million dollars is also a huge motivation. I have many student loans and I want to be able to help my sister and mother.
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I am a team player and an excellent communicator. I have charm and wits and I am not afraid to make risky moves.
Julia began Survivor: Edge of Extinction on the Kama tribe, where she soon became a member of the Kama Six alliance against the tribe's returning players Aubry and Joe, with Aubry as the alliance's main target as they wanted to use Joe as a shield. However, their plans didn't come immediately into fruition as Kama won the first three Immunity Challenges. When the Tribe Switch occurred, Julia remained on Kama with her alliance members Julie and Ron, along with other alliance outsider Aurora. The remnants of the Kama Six set their sites on targeting Joe next since Aubry was swapped to the rival Manu tribe. However, Julia helped Kama continuing their dominance in challenges by finishing first in every challenge after the swap. After winning the Day 14 Reward Challenge, Joe talked with Julia about how they were viewed as physical threats and that they should work together, which Julia took into consideration. However on Day 16, Kama won the last Immunity Challenge before the merge. Due to Kama's extensive winning streak, Julia was one of eight out of nine Kama members that stayed intact going into the merge on Day 17, joining the newly merged Vata tribe. After the first individual Immunity Challenge on Day 19, despite wanting to use their numbers advantage against the original Manu members, Ron approached the Kama Six alliance about targeting Joe for being a physical threat. At Tribal Council, Julia joined the rest of the Kama Six alliance in blindsiding Joe.
However, following Joe's elimination, the Manu Alliance scrambled to dethrone the Kama Six by targeting its leaders Eric and Ron. Following the next Immunity Challenge on Day 22, Wardog had side conversations with Julia and Gavin, saying that Eric and Ron were going to use Manu outsiders David and Rick to take out her, Gavin, and Victoria down the line. When Julia asked Eric about voting David out next, Eric refused to commit, prompting her, Gavin and Victoria to turn on Eric and Ron. At Tribal Council, Julia, Aurora, Gavin and Victoria flipped on Kama and joined the Manu alliance in blindsiding Eric.
After Eric's elimination, the Manu alliance had David as their next target. But Julia felt threatened by the trio of Kelley, Lauren, and Wardog. After the following Immunity Challenge, Julia wanted to reunite the Kama Six alliance and target Kelley, but Julia's allegiances frustrated Gavin. At Tribal Council, Julia made a comment about how the original Manu's were passengers. However, her and Aurora's comments resulted in a lengthy chaotic series of discussions with the new Manu alliance coming up with a new plan on the spot. Julie felt like she was on the outs of the Kama alliance and jumped ship by throwing Julia's name out. The chaos that ensued led the entire tribe except Aurora to turn on Julia, sending her to the Edge of Extinction as the sixth juror.
Julia stayed on the Edge of Extinction until Day 35 where she competed in the re-entry challenge along with ten other people, but lost the duel to Chris, eliminating her and nine others. After losing the challenge, Julia revealed that her father had passed away recently and that getting sent to the Edge of Extinction helped her overcome that.
At the Final Tribal Council, Julia questioned Julie using her emotions as strategy in the game. Also when Gavin argued about Chris's statement saying that the Edge of Extinction was a disadvantage to him as he was on there for most of the season, Julia countered Gavin's argument telling him that the show has evolved and the Edge of Extinction was the theme of the season. She also argued with Gavin saying that Chris played with the days that he had left in the game and that Gavin didn't make any of the big moves that Chris had made during his time back in the game. In the end, Julia voted for Chris to be the Sole Survivor, which he did beating out Gavin and Julie in a 9-4-0 vote.
|Julia's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Kama Tribe Immune|
|2||Kama Tribe Immune|
|3||Kama Tribe Immune|
|4||Kama Tribe Immune|
|5||Kama Tribe Immune|
|Kama Tribe Immune|
|8||Kelley|| David, Gavin, Julie|
Kelley, Lauren, Rick,
Ron, Victoria, Wardog
|Voted Out, Day 23|
|9||On Edge of Extinction|
|Eliminated, Day 35|
| Voted for|
- In June 2019, Julia wrote an essay entitled "Push Me to the Edge: My Survivor Experience" which chronicled her living experience during the game, which included her reasons for applying to Survivor, her take on the theme of the season, as well as an alleged account of racism on the Kama tribe.
|Survivor: Edge of Extinction Castaways|