Julia is a Berlin-based social scientist and trained mediator. She is an advocate for social equality and diversity, and she engages in projects that aim to enable underrepresented groups to participate in urban-related projects. She has been part of the development and coordination of public interest projects, just urban development, political education, and democracy. These include interventions in local communities, surveys, a storytelling café with neighbors in the Berlin district of Hohenschönhausen, citywide networking, membership in committees, and participation in transnational research and exchange programs. She was a member of the team that conceptualized and prepared the application for the RBS grant for this CMMM project.