Joseph Bruen: Julie did you grow up in Rhode Island all your life? I know you went to University of Rhode Island for public relations.
Julie Dawson: I was born and raised in Rhode Island. I grew up in North Providence, and later moved to Cumberland. So when I meet people, it’s interesting to tell them I grew up in the smallest town, in the smallest state in the country! I went to URI where I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, public relations and a minor in theater. I graduated Magna Cum Laude and I am on the Executive Advisory Board for the Harrington School of Communication and Media at URI.