Julia Belkin was raised in Kiev, Ukraine. She emigrated from her hometown to New York City in 1988. She graduated from The United Nations International School and received a bachelor's degree in interior architecture from Fashion Institute of Technology. Julia came to NELSON in 1998, beginning her tenure as manager of business development and most recently holding the title of principal. Over the years, she has been responsible for generating new business, organizing marketing campaigns and promoting recently completed projects. She has played an integral role in the firm's business growth and has become a well-known and respected figure in the industry.