Associate Attorney – Immigration
As the daughter of Mexican immigrants who made great effort to succeed in this country, Juliana appreciates not only cultural differences but also the importance of a solid education and hard work. Juliana earned her juris doctor from Arizona Summit Law School. Before law school, Juliana earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona.
Juliana’s dedication for social justice and helping people stems from her time as a delegate at the Cesar Chavez Leadership Institute where she was able to cultivate leadership skills, understand the importance of civic engagement, and understand principles of respect for human dignity in all forms. After that experience, Juliana committed herself to studying other countries, governments, and human rights. In the past she has organized fundraisers for Darfur, participated in leadership missions to Washington D.C. and Israel with the Anti-Defamation League, and participated in Arizona Model United Nations for the General Assembly 3rd committee, which focuses on humanitarian and cultural issues.
Juliana’s experience is both in the public and private sectors. During her undergraduate years, she interned at the United States Senate in Washington DC for Senator Bingaman and with the Arizona Attorney General – Drug Enforcement Unit. During law school, Juliana completed internships with the Federal Public Defenders Office – Capital Habeas Unit assisting death row inmates on immediate warrant of execution, tried misdemeanor cases at Mesa City Prosecutor’s Office, and participated in the Diversity Writing Program at Fennemore Craig.