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

Siegel is responsible for event coordination for the Commanders Series and Captains of Industry Series and contributes research and logistical support to the Future of DHS Project. She contributes to Forward Defense’s work on the space domain, having co-authored The Future of Security in Space: A Thirty-Year US Strategy as part of the “Atlantic Council Strategy Papers Series.”

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.