Julieze Benjamin is the program manager for university partnerships with the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Julieze joined CSIS in January 2022 and brings a background of higher education, student affairs, and curriculum development to the think tank community. She supports the AILA and Executive Education programs by providing exposure and access to the world of think tanks through developing university information sessions, curating customized CSIS leadership seminars, and coordinating the CSIS fellowship program, with the goal of enriching the future of foreign policy with diverse voices and perspectives. Prior to joining CSIS, Julieze worked at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC), where she executed a career readiness curriculum to graduate and undergraduate level students. She also worked at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), where she developed the curriculum for students' first-year experience. Julieze holds a BA in communication arts from Salisbury University and an MA in higher education student affairs from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.