Juliana was born and raised in the Santa Maria Valley. After graduating from Ernest Righetti High School in 2018, she attended Allan Hancock College, where she graduated with degrees in Political Science and Behavioral Studies, and she currently attends the University of California, Berkeley. Juliana got her start in the social justice community working with the Women’s March of Santa Maria Valley as their social media manager. She has since worked with various organizations to push for progressive and equitable change in the Santa Maria Valley. Juliana currently works with Truth in Recruitment as Project Coordinator where she works to limit the influence that military recruiters have on students in Santa Barbara County. As a transgender woman, she believes that is important to make spaces as inclusive as possible. She is particularly interested in women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and voting rights. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, listening to music, and watching her nieces grow up.