She spoke French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and some German.
Julie Marie Welch, 23, of Oklahoma City had been working as a Spanish interpreter for the Social Security Administration. Her goal was to be a Spanish teacher to help improve global understanding. Welch graduated with a degree in Spanish from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where she was on the dean’s honor list. She spent a year as a foreign exchange student in Pontevedra, Spain, during high school, and studied for one year at the Marquette en Madrid during college. Born Sept. 12, 1971, in Oklahoma City, she attended Windsor Hills Elementary and Wiley Post Elementary, Hefner Junior High and graduated from Bishop McGuinness High School. Welch was planning to marry an Air Force lieutenant.