Julia Uyttewaal is a researcher with the Human Rights Center's Sexual Violence Program. She brings seven years of experience as a researcher, community organizer, and program coordinator on issues related to gender and racial equity, refugee rights, and international development. Her current work focuses on questions of refugee and migrant protection from sexual and gender-based violence in the Americas region. Julia received a Master's degree in International Development from Sciences Po Paris in 2017 and holds a B.A. in Geography summa cum laude from UC Berkeley. During her time at Sciences Po, she co-founded a refugee rights organization that provides access to higher education for recently arrived asylum seekers and refugees. Julia has consulted for refugee rights organizations on integrating gender into their programming and advocacy, and has facilitated trainings and courses on intersectional approaches to social justice. She has conducted extensive qualitative field research in Central America, Haiti, Indonesia, Mexico, and South America, interviewing and translating in English, French, Indonesian, and Spanish.