Juli Digate is a master’s candidate at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, where she is studying Public Policy and Management. She graduated magna cum laude from Ball State University with a dual B.A. in Political Science and French. During her studies, Digate spent a semester in Washington, DC 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.