Julia Stern is a 2015 Master in Public Policy candidate at Harvard Kennedy School. She was previously an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, DC where she worked on Afghanistan, national security and intelligence issues for the Department of Defense, as well as security cooperation policy for the Marine Corps. Outside of work, she founded The Service Project, an oral history of the millennial generation’s spirit of service since 9/11, whose mission is to bridge the gap in understanding along civil-military lines. She has published on this and related topics in The New York Times and Foreign Policy.
At HKS, she is studying international security, radicalization, and the nexus between intelligence, policy, and negotiation strategy. Last year, she worked as a research assistant for Ambassador Nicholas Burns on a joint HKS-HBS-HLS initiative to interview all living Secretaries of State. Most recently, she spent the summer conducting research on the spillover effects of the Syrian crisis on the Jordan-Syria border. Stern graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, where she concentrated in International Relations and Italian Studies.