About

Julianne and Mike in Salinas Grandes, Argentina, 2013

Julianne Meisner was born in rural Connecticut in the same year that Louis-Vuitton-model-turned-love-ballad-crooner Mikhail Gorbachev took the reins in Moscow, when the perm was de rigeur and the world sat on the cusp of a New Coke. At the age of 14 she traveled abroad for the first time to Brazil, with a friend and her family.

 

One thing led to another, and four years later Julianne found herself in a dorm room in Edinburgh, Scotland, about to begin her studies in International Business with Russian. Flanked by the beautiful ‘burgh and the best friends a budding traveler could ask for, Julianne found her way through vet school, four flats and fifty countries over the course of the next eight years. In 2009, her first DSLR was born (Canon 50D) and the rest is is travel photography history.

 

Julianne is now a graduate student in Epidemiology at the University of Washington, where she studies zoonotic diseases (diseases that infect both animals and humans) in livestock farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. When not buried in books, Julianne can be found practicing as a small animal veterinarian (occasionally), or enjoying Seattle’s beer scene with her husband (Mike) and its hiking scene with their dog (Dolly).