Yuliya Panfil

Yuliya Panfil is a senior fellow and director of New America’s Future of Land and Housing program.

Prior to joining New America, Panfil worked at Omidyar Network, where she sourced and managed property rights investments, and as a land governance and legal advisor at USAID, where she oversaw USAID’s responsible land-based investment portfolio and led USAID’s private sector and donor engagement on land and property rights issues.

Panfil began her career as a journalist for Miami Herald and has also written for the Washington Post, Miami Herald, USA Today, New York Daily News, Newsday and the South Florida Business Journal. She holds a law degree from Columbia Law School, and an undergraduate degree in journalism from Northwestern University.