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Julissa Arce

Biography

Julissa Arce

Julissa Arce is best selling author, political commentator, speaker, writer and author of MY (UNDERGROUND) AMERICAN DREAM. She is a contributor for CNBC and Crooked Media. Her writing has been featured in CNN, The Hill, Refinery29, CNN en Español, and Fusion among other national outlets. She is a leading voice in the fight for immigrant rights and education equality. She is the chairman, and co-founder of the Ascend Educational Fund (AEF). AEF is a college scholarship and mentorship program for immigrant students in New York City, regardless of their ethnicity, national original or immigration status. 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 will use her inspirational story to change the conversation around immigration in MY (UNDERGROUND) AMERICAN DREAM.. The book explores the polarizing question: for an undocumented immigrant, what is the true cost of the American dream?

Julissa Arce

Books by Julissa Arce

by Julissa Arce - Children's, Children's 10+, Children's Nonfiction, Culture

From a young age, Julissa Arce secretly lived in Texas as an undocumented immigrant, went on to become a scholarship winner and an honors college graduate, and climbed the ladder to become a vice president at Goldman Sachs. This moving, at times heartbreaking, but always inspiring story will show young readers that anything is possible. Julissa's story provides a deep look into the little-understood world of a new generation of undocumented immigrants in the United States today --- kids who live next door, sit next to you in class or may even be one of your best friends.