Julie BegoniaAdjunct Faculty
Julie Begonia has pursued horses as a lifetime passion. Having competed for years in 4-H and Pony Club as a youngster, she continued on to compete as an amateur in both Western and English Pleasure. Julie has ridden and been involved with horses for as long as she can remember. During her work career as an adult, Julie continued her pursuit as a recreational horseman.
In 2000, Julie began taking classes at Scottsdale Community College in the Equine Science Program. By 2005, Julie was working as a student teaching assistant in the Horsemanship and Training classes in the Equine Science Program. She continued to work as a lab assistant in the re-instituted Equine Management class in the program in 2007. In Fall 2008, Julie was invited to join the Equine Science Program as an adjunct faculty member teaching Principles of Equine Science. Julie also teaches Equine Behavior, Equine Health and Disease, Equine Management for Veterinary Technicians, and Equine Nutrition; in addition to teaching the Principles of Equine Science at Mesa Community College in the Veterinary Technology Program. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member of the Equine Science Program, Julie worked as a Veterinary Technician for an Equine Practitioner from 2008 through 2014.
Julie owns and rides two of the rare Dales Ponies. She is a member of the Dales Pony Society of America, Inc., American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians, formally a member of The Arizona Carriage Driving Society, and served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Arizona Combined Driving Event for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014; she has served on the Equine Science Advisory Board.
Julie served as the Acting Director of the Equine Science Program at Scottsdale Community College from October 2014 through spring semester 2017.