Julie Berry was born in
Lewiston, Maine. She was adopted and separated from her only
biological sibling when she was 5 years old. She grew up in
Gorham, Maine, with a very intellectually stimulating and
expansive family who encouraged individuality and
creativity. Her parents, Judy and Les, have been happily
married for more than 30 years. Her brother, Chris, recently
celebrated his one-year anniversary with his wife, Kate, and
has just passed the bar exam.
Berry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and
Community Development with a minor in Psychology from East
Carolina University in North Carolina. Her junior year, she
traveled to California through the National Student Exchange
to attend school at California State University at
Northridge. A Native American, Berry is from the Maliseet
tribe and is a member of the East Carolina Native American
Organization. In December, 2003, she was accepted into the
Peace Corps to advocate health promotion and worked with
youths at risk. Previously, she worked as a behavioral
interventionist for children who are also adopted and facing
social and emotional issues. She plans to further her
studies by pursuing her Masters in Counseling.
Very recently, Berry was reunited with her biological sister
and considers it the most magical and important experience
of her life.
Berry describes herself as restless, playful and reflective.
Traveling has become her ultimate experience. Currently
single, she resides in Gorham, Maine.