Julia Lauria-Blum earned her BA degree in the Visual Arts at SUNY New Paltz. After a brief career in the hospitality industry she began research on women pioneers in aviation. In 2001 she curated the WASP exhibit at the American Airpower Museum (AAM) in Farmingdale, NY and was a consultant on the History Channel documentary, Women Combat Pilots, The Right Stuff. She later curated the exhibit, 'Women Who Brought the War Home, Women War Correspondents, WWII’ at the AAM. Julia is the former curatorial assistant at the Cradle of Aviation Museum and now works as an independent registrar and archivist.