As Senior Director, Gender and Financial Inclusion Julia will help define areas of research and frame discussions within CFI as well as within the inclusive finance industry. In this role she will lead a diverse team of researchers providing support, coaching, actively promoting professional development, as well as support the overall management of CFI in collaboration with other senior leads at CFI.
Prior to joining CFI, Julia was a Financial Inclusion and Livelihood Specialist at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). In this role she designed, lead and supported research evaluation on women’s economic empowerment. Prior to this, she was a Financial Inclusion Consultant at MetLife Foundation where she provided financial inclusion expertise for planning and execution of the Global Inclusion Plus Summit in New York.
Julia has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon as well as a Master’s degree in International Development from American University in Washington, DC.