Julia is the Senior Scientist at Reviewed, which means that she oversees (and continually updates) the testing of products in Reviewed's core categories such as televisions, washing machines, refrigerators, etc. She also determines the testing methods and standards for Reviewed's "The Best Right Now" articles.
When she's not outlining testing procedures, chances are that Julia is doing some of the testing herself. Some of her recent articles include "The Best Right Now" articles specific to fire extinguishers, lunch coolers, smart thermostats, and wireless headphones. The article she is most proud of is the aforementioned smart thermostat article, since she managed to test smart thermostats without breaking Reviewed's extensive (and expensive) air conditioning/heating system.
Julia received her PhD in Geological Sciences from Brown University in 2014, and is currently working on her MBA.
Articles and Reviews by Julia MacDougall
Best Stainless Steel Dishwashers of 2019
January 02, 2019 – Our picks for the best stainless-steel dishwashers available today.
The Best Bosch Dishwashers of 2019
December 31, 2018 – Our picks for the best Bosch dishwashers available today.
Best Ultra-Quiet Dishwashers of 2019
December 31, 2018 – Our picks for the best quiet dishwashers available today.
The Best Full-Size Dishwashers of 2019
December 28, 2018 – These are our picks for the best dishwashers available today.
The Best Wireless Headphones of 2019
December 27, 2018 – These are the best wireless headphones and earbuds you can buy.
The Best On-Ear and Over-Ear Wireless Headphones of 2019
December 27, 2018 – From old favorites like Bose and Beats, to new players like Master & Dynamic and Focal we've tested a bunch of wireless on- and over-ear headphones.
The Best Headphones Under $200 of 2019
December 27, 2018 – Spend a little extra to get the best of the best.
Best Headphones Under $50 of 2019
December 27, 2018 – We've spent years testing hundreds of headphones to find you the best.
Best Wireless Earbuds of 2019
December 21, 2018 – After hours spent listening, we've found the best wireless earbuds.
The Best Headphones for the Gym of 2019
December 21, 2018 – These headphones will help you meet your goals at the gym.
Best Affordable In-Ear Headphones of 2019
December 21, 2018 – Our picks for the best affordable in-ear headphones available today.
The Best Wireless Earbuds for Running of 2019
December 21, 2018 – Here are the best wireless headphones for running or hitting the gym.
Best Over-Ear Headphones Under $250 of 2019
December 20, 2018 – Our picks for the best over-ear headphones under $250 available today.
The Best Smart Thermostats of 2019
December 19, 2018 – Want to cool down in the summer and warm up in the winter without raising a finger? Check out our best smart thermostat rankings.
Best Headphones under $100 of 2019
December 19, 2018 – Our picks for the best headphones under $100 available today.
The Best Earbuds of 2019
December 18, 2018 – Our expert look at the best earbuds available today.
Best Headphones of 2019
December 14, 2018 – Our picks for the best headphones available today.
Here's your go-to guide for holiday home safety
December 14, 2018 – We all love a good party, but here are some tips for how to stay injury- and fire-free from Halloween through New Year's.
22 incredible coding toys that every kid will want
December 13, 2018 – Theses fun games and robots are teaching kids the basics of computer programming.
The Best Heating Pads of 2019
December 11, 2018 – We tested electric, infrared, and microwavable heating pads to see which one brings the heat, and which ones leave us cold.