Andersen came to the UHC with a versatile background in communications and life-long passion for horses. While receiving undergraduate degrees in Rhetoric/Communications and Fine Arts from Mount St. Mary's University, Andersen also founded the school's Equestrian team and club.
She went on to earn her master's degree in Journalism from Emerson College. Andersen gained strong experience in writing, creativity and deadline management throughout her professional career in the television industry, while working in program development for the Discovery Channel and as an Associate Producer for Court TV. Most recently, Andersen worked for Maryland Life Magazine as an Account Executive.
Jay Hickey, President of the American Horse Council, said, "We are happy to have Julia join the team. She brings great enthusiasm, and an understanding of the horse industry."
"I have always found my energy in horses," Anderson said. "Working for the Unwanted Horse Coalition on the problem of the unwanted horse is the perfect opportunity for me. I am truly lucky to find a career where I can combine my experience in communications and my knowledge of the horse industry," said Andersen.