Julia is a Research Associate with the Experimental Government Team (XGT) at the Policy Institute. Before joining the Institute in March 2023, she contributed to research on public preferences on hate speech regulation at the Hertie School in Berlin, as well as on connections between labour conditions and voting, family health, and child behaviour at the Berlin Social Science Centre (WZB).
Julia holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Hertie School and a BA in History from Kenyon College (USA). Prior to completing her masters, she worked in education for several years in the United States, first as a middle school math teacher and then in education technology. Her research interests proceed in part from her time working in classrooms, particularly around inequality, social stratification, and labour conditions of frontline service providers.