Julia Siegel is an assistant director in the Forward Defense practice of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

In her role, Siegel supports Forward Defense’s programming and research on space security, operational concepts and capabilities, and gray-zone competition. Through her time at the Council, she has contributed to reports and analyses on the trends and technologies shaping the space domain, the United States’ approach to hybrid conflict, and the future of air warfare.

Siegel graduated with highest distinction from the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy with a bachelor of arts in public policy and leadership and a second major in Spanish. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, she worked at the University of Virginia’s National Security Policy Center, where she conducted research on the US Space Force and Chinese naval diplomacy.