Julieta Garibay

Julieta Garibay

Deputy Advocacy Advisor


United We Dream

Washington, DC USA


Where there is darkness, there is also going to be light. But it doesn’t come fast; it comes through a lot of hard work, a lot of commitment.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
She was brought to the United States from Mexico when she was 12 because her mom was running away from an abuser.
After graduating from high school, she realized she wouldn’t be able to go to college because of her undocumented status.
She made the difficult decision to move back to Mexico; however, when she arrived, she felt like an outsider because people would tell her she was too “Americanized.”
When she came back to the United States—still lacking papers—there was a pilot program in place to get undocumented Texans in-state tuition rates for college.
Went to Dallas Community College and got her associate’s degree in nursing, which had always been her dream job.
But when she heard about the DREAM Act, she realized she had a new purpose: she started organizing for the cause.
Co-founded the University Leadership Initiative (ULI) at the University of Texas, Austin, which was one of the first undocumented youth-led organizations in the nation.
ULI banded together with several other student-run groups to form United We Dream, now the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Nursing Practice
The University of Texas at Austin
graduate
Graduate
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
The University of Texas at Austin
Career

Career

Deputy Advocacy Advisor

I work to fight for a country where folks are treated right regardless of their color of skin or where they come from.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Politics
Politics
Helping People
Helping People

Hurdles

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant