Julia Kirschenbaum is a research and program associate in the Democracy Program. Prior to joining the Brennan Center for Justice, Kirschenbaum interned for J-PAL North America, the office of Mayor Ras J. Baraka of Newark, New Jersey, and Schools That Can.
Kirschenbaum graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University with a degree in economics and development studies in 2019. While at Brown, she worked to examine the engagement of United Nations peacekeeping missions throughout sub-Saharan Africa as a research assistant for Professor Robert Blair. She also spent a semester at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago and served as the chair of the Brown Progressive Action Committee. Her economics honors thesis research focused on the eligibility of immigrants for social safety net benefits and the spillover effects of anti-immigrant welfare reform in the United States.