Julie Kedroske is the Director of IPA's Social Protection Program. Prior to joining IPA, she served as the Head of Technical Assistance for BRAC's Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative, where she oversaw a global team providing technical guidance and policy advocacy support to governments, multilaterals, and NGOs across Asia and Africa on adopting and scaling Graduation. She has ten years of experience in program development, technical assistance, and capacity strengthening, specializing in the design and implementation of integrated development programs that include social protection, livelihoods promotion, financial inclusion, and social empowerment. She holds a B.A. from Kalamazoo College and a Master of Development Practice from Emory University.