Julie Carretero took her first degree from the well known liberal arts institution, William Smith College. Located in beautiful Geneva, New York, William Smith College is united with Hobart College to form an entity known as The Colleges of the Seneca. These institutions allowed Julie to develop her individual intellectual curiosity, and it was that curiosity in conjunction with a sound academic footing that eventually allowed her to transition from the academically rigorous world of history to the competitive world of business and pharmaceuticals. Now employed as an Associate Director for the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Julie Carretero has the opportunity to make decisions and participate in a wide range of projects that directly affect peoples’ health. These decisions in and of themselves are important and worthwhile, but Julie Carretero is especially concerned with wellness because it is a mantra she herself lives by on a regular basis. Julie participates in some of the most challenging and competitive running circuits in North America, mainly focusing on meets taking place in the Mid-Atlantic/New England region. In 2007 Julie’s race schedule began in the summer and consisted of three races: the 5K Yankee Homecoming, the 5 mile Apple Harvest Run and the WCRC 18th Annual 5K Cross Country Turkey Trot, held in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The varying nature of these events reflects Julie’s commitment to success and willingness to adapt to new situations. Julie Carretero currently resides in the New York/New Jersey area where she is an active member in her local community and can be seen training for her next running event.