CIPI Research Alumni
Juli Digate graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College in 2012 where she earned a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management. Digate also holds a dual B.A. in Political Science and French from Ball State University where she graduated magna cum laude. During her undergraduate studies, Digate spent a semester in Washington, D.C. as part of the Ford Motor Company’s Global Scholars academic and professional program on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. She also spent a semester in Chambéry, France at the l’Université de Savoie.
Digate has extensive experience working within the public sector, including experiences with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Delaware County Auditor’s Office, the chambers of federal Judge William C. Lee, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and Trilogy Advisors. Digate’s research at CIPI focused on the Center’s democracy and governance projects. She assisted with the development of an edited volume documenting the findings from the center’s Conference on Preventing Electoral Violence and Instituting Good Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research has been used to support CIPI initiatives on the continent that are focused on increasing government accountability and transparency.