Julie Newland graduated from the Executive MPA program in 2008. Since graduation, she has worked as a Contract Specialist for the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. She was duty stationed at Bryce Canyon National Park and is now based in Moab, Utah. Julie works with a team of warranted contracting officers serving Colorado and Utah national parks, monuments, and historic sites. After almost 6 years on the job including continuous training and testing, she received her Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Level III. Her MPA education plays an important part in her work duties to procure professional services, supplies, construction, and future supervisory roles.