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Julia Bristol



Last updated: Jan 16, 2024

Julia Bristol is a public policy and national security professional who held various roles in local, state, and federal government. Currently, Julia is a senior consultant with Guidehouse, where she advises defense, intelligence, and national security clients. Previously, Julia served as a presidential appointee at the White House, on the National Security Council, and for the Secretary of Homeland Security. She has also worked in the Office of the Texas Attorney General and for an international law firm headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. Julia specializes in strategic planning, communications, program management, and domestic and foreign policy. She earned a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in international relations with a minor in religious studies from Southern Methodist University. 

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