Domestic Policy Analyst, Bread for the World
The Food Security and Hunger plenary on Wednesday, April 26 will feature Julie Bautista from Bread for the World.
Julie was born in the Philippines and raised in Guam. Her lived experience in an island rich with Indigenous culture drove her to pursue a career in advocacy for historically marginalized groups and immigrant communities. She graduated from the University of Virginia was selected in the 28th class of Emerson National Hunger Fellows. For her field placement, she worked with the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative in Arkansas where she developed educational resources to empower Tribal leaders and Indian Country through food sovereignty, agriculture, and economic development.
Julie is currently a Domestic Policy Analyst for Bread for the World in Washington, D.C., where she leads their engagement with Indigenous farmers and advocate for policies that take into account broader food systems challenges in the Farm Bill. These previous projects she has committed to are an attempt to center the focus on those who are on the periphery and advocate for economic human rights.