Julia Batavick is a Gender and Global Security Program Assistant at Women in International Security (WIIS). She is currently an undergraduate student at Washington and Lee University double majoring in Politics, with a concentration in International Relations, and English Literature. Her areas of interest within International Relations are transitional justice, gendered violence in global conflict, and U.S. foreign policy. She recently had the opportunity to study abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, where she studied contemporary South African politics and the democratic transition while working with an NGO that generated sustainable employment for those experiencing homelessness in Cape Town. She is also a leader in SPEAK, a campus advocacy group that develops campaigns and events to bring awareness to the occurrence of sexual assault on college campuses and has helped organize events like the Stand Up SPEAK Out concert and "Take Back the Night" candlelight vigil.