Julia is the second generation born stateside in the US and is of Mexican/Filipino descent and identifies as Xicana. This work is personal to her having had involvement in the underground street economy, foster care, and incarceration. She has transformed her life and is committed to supporting marginalized girls to break free from systemic and interpersonal violence. She is currently majoring in Women Studies at San Francisco City College, and has a background in community health, rape crisis, and work with sexually exploited youth. Julia advocates for the decriminalization of girls, and believes it is the job of everyone to create environments for them to grow and lead the next generation. Julia has been with the Center since 2014.