Julia advises the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights on prevention and response to genocide and other mass atrocities, as well as water security and trafficking in persons
Before joining the Department of State in December 2012, she worked at a human rights NGO in Washington, DC, directing their research and advocacy work on mass atrocities, and working with human rights defenders from Indonesia, Sudan, Somalia, and elsewhere.
Previously, Julia worked with local human rights organizations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, focusing on monitoring and reform of the criminal justice system. Before moving to Cambodia, Julia clerked on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced law at Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco.
Prior to law school, Julia worked at the Boston Consulting Group.
She graduated from Harvard College and earned her JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she served as editor in chief of the California Law Review.