Julia Soyars leads and oversees Grameen Foundation’s legal department, that she started in 2005, and serves as Assistant Corporate Sectretary to the Board of Directors. Before joining Grameen Foundation. Previously, she worked in the legal department at The American National Red Cross, where she spent eleven years handling domestic and international transactions. Julia began her legal career as an associate for five years with Pillsbury, Madison, and Sutro. Julia holds a JD Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University. She is a founding member of the Council of Counsels and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.