Julia is a junior at Columbia University majoring in History. Born and raised in New York, she is passionate about confronting the state’s social challenges. Julia worked for the New York Civil Liberties Union throughout high school, supporting initiatives to strengthen indigent defense services, end solitary confinement for minors, and expand the rights of farmworkers. More recently, she interned as an investigator with The Bronx Defenders where she supported attorneys in providing holistic defense services to their clients. Last summer, Julia interned with the Brennan Center for Justice where she provided research support on matters including automatic voter registration and the 2020 census. She has also interned for the civil rights law firm Neufeld Scheck & Brustin. At Columbia, Julia is a print editor for the Undergraduate Law Review, and works with the Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual—a Columbia Law School publication that supports people in prison who are pursuing their appeals pro se.