Julia Lucas graduated from North Carolina State University (NCSU) where she majored in linguistics. Lucas competed in track and field while at NCSU and as a professional runner for the Nike Oregon Track Club and Team USA. Lusa has run a 15-minue, 8-second 5k and a 4:05 1500-meter. She was a 2012 Olympic Team alternate. Now she just runs circles around New York City. She is working on her first book.