Julia is a Managing Director in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, where she focuses on the information, data & analytics sector. She advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt issuances and leads the Investment Banking Diversity & Inclusion Council. Previously, she worked at IHeartMedia and at Oliver Wyman. When Julia was 13, she missed a critical plot point in her favorite novel because it was untranslated from the original French. There was no choice but to spend the next 25 years studying the language. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School and an MA in International Studies with a focus in French from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, a BS in Economics from The Wharton School and BA’s in International Studies and French from the University of Pennsylvania and a Diplome de Programme Internationale from Sciences Po Paris. She was born in Estonia, grew up in Queens and, like a true New Yorker, doesn’t know how to drive.