Julia Soyars serves as Project HOPE’s General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary and provides leadership for the Legal, Integrity & Compliance and Governance departments. Julia has devoted a majority of her 30 year legal career to the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining Project HOPE in October 2016, Julia served as the General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors of Grameen Foundation USA and prior that she was a member of The American National Red Cross legal department, handling domestic and international transactions. Julia began her legal career as an associate with Pillsbury, Madison, and Sutro in Washington, D.C. She holds a JD Magna Cum Laude and a B.A. Cum Laude in Sociology from Syracuse University. Julia is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.