Julissa Arce is a CNBC Contributor, Immigration & Education Advocate, and Former VP at Goldman Sachs whose new memoir, My (Underground) American Dream, details her first-hand experience of immigrating to the United States from a deeply personal, critically educational, and inspiring perspective. Julissa is shifting the conversation about citizenship in America by sharing her journey with student and corporate audiences all over the country–a journey which took her from an undocumented 11-year-old child in Texas to a 27-year-old vice president on Wall Street. She is the co-founder and chairman of the Ascend Educational Fund, a college scholarship and mentorship program for immigrant students, regardless of their immigration status, ethnicity or national origin. Julissa is also a board member for the National Immigration Law Center and College Spring. She is the former Director of Public Affairs at Define American, a media organization that uses the power of story to change culture around immigration and citizenship. Arce has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Telemundo, Bloomberg TV and Univision.
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