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Julia Kardos

Policy and Program Specialist


Julia Kardos is the Policy and Program Specialist at IEI. She leads project management activities for the annual Emerging Issues Forum and its related multi-year program of work. She also supports IEI’s National Advisory Board.

Julia is originally from central New Jersey. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Virginia Tech in 2018. Prior to IEI, Julia worked in education policy where she planned convenings for state-level policymakers throughout the country. Julia enjoys cooking, trips to the beach and watching documentaries. Julia and her boyfriend, Matt, have two cats – Nathaniel and Ophelia.

Julia has been with IEI since 2022.