Julissa Arce

Tagline: Social Justice

Talent Highlights

  • NATIONAL BEST SELLING AUTHOR,
  • SPEAKER,
  • SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE AND
  • FORMER WALL STREET EXECUTIVE

Keynote Topics

From Undocumented to Wall Street & Immigration Advocacy

Julissa’s inspiring story of how she rose through the ladder at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch and eventually became a nationally best selling author and prominent advocate for immigrant rights, Latino representation, and education equality.

Julissa discusses the challenges of Latininad in the Workplace and what this new generation of talent needs to truly be empowered and what past generations can come to terms with and all reflect on a new way forward of inclusivity, leadership, orgullo, and celebration of our uniqueness, origins, and the beauty of the differences that actually make us Americans.

Powerful discussion against the myth that assimilation leads to happiness and belonging for immigrants in America.

Julissa’s education story as an undocumented Mexican student- and what educators did to help her belong, and what they didn’t do that would have helped her to feel included. Some brief Latino history, children’s books statistics, and conclude with some food for thought to implement in the classrooms and schools.

Travels from:

  • Los Angeles, CA

Fee Range:

  • Fees* On Request

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Julissa Arce is an immigration advocate and author of My (Underground) American Dream, her incredible true story as an undocumented immigrant who became a Wall Street executive. Prior to becoming an advocate, she built a successful career on Wall Street working for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, and had seemingly achieved the American Dream—yet she was […]

Julissa Arce is an immigration advocate and author of My (Underground) American Dream, her incredible true story as an undocumented immigrant who became a Wall Street executive.

Prior to becoming an advocate, she built a successful career on Wall Street working for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, and had seemingly achieved the American Dream—yet she was not part of what defined American.

Julissa immigrated to America from Mexico at the age of 11 and was undocumented for almost 15 years, some of them spent rising to prominence on Wall Street. She made national and international headlines when she revealed that she had achieved the American Dream of wealth and status at Goldman Sachs while undocumented.

Julissa Arce | Social Justice Advocate

Julissa Arce now uses her inspirational story to change the conversation around immigration. A sought after speaker and political commentator, she gives talks at college campuses across the nation and events such as Tedx, the White House Latino Policy Summit, the Democratic National Convention, Politicon, and the Forbes Reinventing America Summit (alongside Nancy Pelosi, Jessica Alba, and Gayle King).

She has appeared on Oprah’s Book Club, CNN, FOX NEWS, MSNBC, NPR, Fox Business News, Telemundo, Bloomberg TV and Univision among other networks.  Her writing has been published on TIME, The New York Times, Vogue, Buzzfeed Crooked, Media, Huffington Post, Fusion, CNN, CNN en Español, The Hill, and Univision.  She serves on the board of directors of the National Immigration Law Center.

She has received the Los Angeles Times Latinos de Hoy Emerging Leader Award, the NAHREP’s Vanguard Award, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Inspira Award, among other recognitions.

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