Julie Babayan ’03 is the head of policy development with Adobe’s Policy, Government, and Ethical Innovation team in Washington, D.C. In her role at Adobe, she focuses on a range of global technology policy topics, including artificial intelligence, intellectual property and education issues. As part of Adobe’s internal AI Ethics Committee, Julie worked on a diverse, cross-functional team that helped develop and implement Adobe’s AI ethics principles and processes.
Before joining Adobe, Julie worked on technology policy issues on Capitol Hill, serving as counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce and the Office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Julie practiced telecommunications law in Washington, D.C. Julie is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French from Amherst College and her Master of Science and Juris Doctor degree from Boston University.
Q. What was your first job after Amherst?
A. I worked for the Democratic National Convention Committee in Boston, and then for John Kerry’s presidential campaign.