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 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.
21 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.
The Best Dehumidifiers of 2019
December 05, 2018 – In the race to get rid of hot, damp air, which dehumidifier comes out on top?
The Best Washers of 2019
November 19, 2018 – Our picks for the best washers available today.
The Best Dryers of 2019
November 16, 2018 – Looking to get your clothes dry in the shortest amount of time?
Best Dryers for Large Families of 2019
November 14, 2018 – Our picks for the best high-capacity dryers available today.
The Best Washers for Large Families of 2019
November 12, 2018 – Our picks for the best washing machines for large families.
Best Dryers With Steam of 2019
November 09, 2018 – Our picks for the best dryers with steam available today.
The Best Maytag Washing Machines of 2019
November 08, 2018 – Our picks for the best Maytag washing machines available today.
Best LG Front-Load Washers of 2019
November 07, 2018 – Our picks for the five best LG front-load washing machines.
The Best Rakes of 2019
October 23, 2018 – Not all rakes are created equal.
Best Traditional Top-Load Agitator Washers of 2019
October 12, 2018 – Our picks for the best top-load agitator washers on the market today.