Julia Holtemeyer

Improvement Specialist for Gender and Knowledge Management, USAID ASSIST Project/WI-HER, LLC

Julia is the Improvement Specialist for Gender and Knowledge Management at WI-HER, working on USAID’s Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. She recently earned her Master of Public Policy and Graduate Certificate of Women’s Studies from The George Washington University. This dual focus of studying gender theory alongside practical programming and policy concerns enables her to bring a gender lens to her work while simultaneously recognizing the myriad of factors affecting people’s lives. Julia was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania, where she taught math at a rural secondary school and introduced health classes, life skills conferences, and gender equality conferences to her community. Julia has also worked with Gender Advisors at USAID through the Global Health Fellows Programs-II, with Vital Voices on women’s economic empowerment, at a rape crisis support center, as a women’s health educator, and with numerous women’s empowerment organizations. Along with her clear dedication to social justice and gender equality, Julia brings extensive analysis skills honed with her graduate coursework and BA in Economics and Mathematics from Barnard College.