Julia M. McPhee

Associate Director of Admissions
Julia McPhee


M.A. Trinity College

B.A. Middlebury College


As a native of Exeter, New Hampshire, and a graduate of the Academy, it’s an honor to serve in the Admissions Office. Upon graduating from Exeter in 1998, I attended Middlebury College, where I earned my degree in psychology and was a member of the field hockey and lacrosse teams — just as I had been at Exeter.

My athletics experiences have played a major role in my life and career: After graduating from Middlebury, I moved to Hartford, Connecticut, and served as a graduate assistant coach in field hockey and lacrosse while earning my master’s degree in public policy. My next step included working as the head lacrosse coach/associate professor of the practice at Wellesley College for ten years. I was responsible for all aspects of the varsity lacrosse program and recruiting student-athletes to the college.

I am pleased to have finally returned home, where I have been re-establishing my roots while proudly serving as an ambassador for Exeter. As an Admissions officer, I appreciate meeting prospective students and chatting about the extraordinary opportunities that await here on campus.

My interests include spending time with my husband and three children, running, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.