Julia works in close contact with local partners in the region to strengthen their legal capacities to denounce human rights violations before the Inter-American and the Universal Human Rights Systems. Moreover, in her role as Legal Program Officer, she also cooperates with the legal team in the strategic litigation of cases before human rights mechanisms.
Prior to joining Race and Equality, Julia was affiliated with the American University Washington College of Law as a visiting scholar. At AUWCL, she also coordinated the Initiative on Transparency and Election Monitoring at the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. In the U.S., she worked as a “Rómulo Gallegos” legal fellow and consultant for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Previously, in Argentina, she served as a public defender representing women victims of gender-based violence. Moreover, as a researcher, she participated in several projects sponsored by the University of Buenos Aires and dedicated to the study of the impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations.
Julia has a J.D. from the University of Buenos Aires and an LL.M in International and Comparative Law from the University of California- Los Angeles.