Giulia McPherson is the Director of Advocacy and Operations at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA. Giulia is also currently serving as Interim Executive Director. She develops and promotes policy positions related to refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons; leads a community engagement program to educate and mobilize advocates; and oversees JRS’ institutional operations.
Prior to joining JRS in 2015, Giulia was a member of CARE USA’s Policy and Advocacy team for 11 years, most recently as Director of Citizen Advocacy. In this capacity, she coordinated CARE’s national efforts to build and mobilize constituencies on behalf of U.S. policies that support the fight against global poverty. She has extensive experience in policy analysis, government relations and communications in the international humanitarian and development sectors.
Giulia also worked in Italy and Peru for the Italian NGO CESVI and the Nonprofit Sector & Philanthropy Program at The Aspen Institute.
Giulia has a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Villanova University and a Masters in International Development Studies from The George Washington University. She serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Educate2Envision International, an NGO working to empower young people in Honduras, and is an appointed Commissioner on the Montgomery County (Md.) Commission for Women.