International Labor Advisor for Trade Policy, U.S. Department of Labor
Julia Reinitz serves as an International Labor Advisor for Trade Policy in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Trade and Labor Affairs, working at the intersection of labor rights and U.S. trade policy. She represents the Department in U.S. trade policymaking and trade engagement and advances policies that protect labor rights in alignment with international labor standards. Her portfolio focuses on Europe and Central Asia, as well as issues related to clean energy supply chains. Julia previously served in DOL’s Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking, where she conducted research for the Department’s annual child labor and forced labor reports. Prior to her employment at the U.S. Department of Labor, Julia was a social worker for Russian-speaking senior citizens in Chicago. She is an alumna of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in Russia and has lived and worked in Kazakhstan on detail assignment. Julia holds an M.A. in Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Chicago.
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