Julia Atkinson serves as an Executive Advisor for SAIS Europe Global Women in Leadership. She is a first-year MA student from Chicago concentrating in Strategic Studies with a focus on security issues in Latin America. She works as a research assistant for Professor John Harper, SAIS Europe’s Kenneth H. Keller Professor of American Foreign Policy.
Before SAIS, Julia served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal and worked in business development at EngenderHealth, an international health organization focusing on women’s reproductive rights issues in Africa and Southeast Asia. Julia graduated from Yale University with a degree in Political Science and hopes to pursue a career in security policy.