Julieta grew up all around the state of Texas, with stints in Mexico, Wisconsin and Massachusetts thrown in for good measure. As an undergraduate, she focused on the recent conflicts and transition to democracy in the Balkans, as well as immigration in France, interests which took her to Paris and Belgrade for a semester each. Julieta was also selected to be an Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) fellow, which proved to be one of her most important undergraduate experiences and the beginning of her desire to transition from internationally-focused work to domestic policy. Upon graduation, she moved to New York City, first interning at Freedom House’s Nation in Transit publication, and later working in fundraising at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. While at the Coalition, a global network of museums, memorials and memory organizations, Julieta transitioned into programmatic work which took her around the world and put her in close contact with organizations as diverse as U.S. civil rights museums and associations of families of the disappeared in Algeria. During her time abroad, and especially her five years in New York City, Julieta was drawn to studying cities and envisioning more inclusive and innovative approaches to meeting their evolving needs. This led her to get more involved in grassroots efforts to build a better New York and ultimately pursue graduate studies in domestic urban policy at the Woodrow Wilson School. After graduation, Julieta hopes to work at the local level to make American cities more just, equitable and vibrant, preferably in her home state or close by.