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
Fitbit Blaze First Impressions Review
January 08, 2016 – It tracks your stats yet still looks good enough to wear out.
GoSun Grill First Impressions Review
January 08, 2016 – Here comes the sun! And it'll cook your meatloaf in no time flat.
Master Lock Picks Bluetooth for Wireless Security
January 08, 2016 – Secure your smaller items with these keyless padlocks from Master Lock
Royole-X Mobile Theater First Impressions Review
January 06, 2016 – A treat for the eyes and the ears, plus it goes anywhere.
UHD Alliance Announces Standards for 'Premium' 4K TVs
January 05, 2016 – The new UHD standards are high, and so are our expectations for 4K UHD content.
You Can't Lose Altec Lansing's Freedom Earbuds
January 05, 2016 – Bluetooth "GPS" makes it impossible to misplace these wireless buds.
What to Expect When You're Expecting (at CES 2016)
January 04, 2016 – Smart home and smart cars bring the biggest innovations at CES 2016.
Back to Basics: How Do Dishwashers Work?
December 21, 2015 – Dishwashers save you time and your sanity, but how do they work?
How to Safely Defrost a Turkey
November 23, 2015 – Follow these tips to safely get your turkey ready for the big feast.
Now Playing on Google Photos: The Yearbook of Your Life
August 26, 2015 – Investigate your life in pictures with this opt-in from Google Photos