Julia Steers is a freelance reporter and producer based in Nairobi, Kenya covering east Africa and the Great Lakes region. Her work from the region has appeared in print and on air through CBS News, France24, CNN International, Time Magazine, The Independent, and Foreign Policy magazine. Previously, as a CBS staffer based in New York, she served as a producer and later as the director of social media for the news division. Prior to joining CBS News, Steers spent several years at The Huffington Post as a senior editor and writer. She is the former editor in chief of Webby-award winning DoSomething.org, where she wrote and edited social justice and human rights-focused content, and she co-authored a book for young activists.