Student, University of Miami School of Law
Julie Dahlgard is a second-year student at the University of Miami School of Law. She has a broad background in engineering, design, and business. Julie recently returned to her hometown of Miami to pursue a career in Intellectual Property Law and is a member of the National Security and Armed Conflict Law Review.
After earning her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering cum laude from the University of Miami, Julie moved to Northern California where she worked both as an aerodynamicist and thermodynamicist at Lockheed Martin. She then attended Stanford's Product Design Program, now the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, where she was awarded her Master of Science in Engineering. Stanford's unique program blended well with her creative, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary problem solving skills. For her thesis, she created furniture with structural empathy, zoomorphic furniture after Muybridge, and modern home altars.
After graduate school, Julie spent several years working as a mechanical engineering consultant focusing on engineering materials, mechanisms, and manufacturing and developing cutting edge consumer electronics, medical devices, and toys. Then shifting to her artistic and business interests, Julie opened and ran her own interior design business in San Francisco. Along the way, she helped artists, designers, and engineers achieve their entrepreneurial goals both on her own and while working for the University of Miami’s Launch Pad.