Manager of Research, Impact Planning and Evaluation
Julia Sebastian, Manager of Research, Impact Planning and Evaluation, graduated from Stanford University (B.A., Anthropology, 2011) where she researched U.S. imperialism, mega development and indigenous resistance. Raised in the Bay, and currently living in Oakland she feels blessed to have worked with such visionary organizations as the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Data Center, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project and Causa Justa::Just Cause on research and campaigns against racialized housing displacement and youth incarceration.
While working with the Race Forward team since 2012, Julia has contributed to innovative research reports including Moving the Race Conversation Forward; Good Food, Good Jobs; and Millennials, Activism and Race. Julia believes in the power of research justice as a means to incite the process of healing, reflection and action that breeds resistance and vision for a society beyond neo-colonialism and racist capitalism. In her work outside of work, Julia collaborates with local organizers and radical researchers to resist and envision a Bay Area without displacement.