🇺🇸 Olympic XC Skier
Julia Kern was born in Berkeley, California and grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts. Kern participated in three consecutive Junior World Championships between 2015 and 2017. Individually, a 9th place in the sprint classic at the 2017 Junior World Championships in Soldier Hollow was her best result. She won a bronze medal as part of the American 4 × 3.33 km relay team. As a senior, Julia Kern debuted in the World Cup in the 2016–17 season. She participated in the 2019 World Championships in Seefeld, Austria, where she finished 19th in the 15 km skiathlon and 23rd in the individual sprint. As a part of the American team, she finished in fifth place in the 4 × 5 km relay. On 21 December 2019, Kern was on a World Cup podium for the first time in her career, finishing third in a sprint freestyle in Planica, Slovenia.