Berea College Welcomes Julissa Arce

The American DREAMer:
From Undocumented to Wall Street to Immigration Advocate

Ms. Julissa ArceAuthor, writer, speaker, and social justice advocate Julissa Arce will speak at Berea College on November 3 to share her story of helping to bring change to conversations about immigration and immigration reform. This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 3:00pm in Phelps Stokes Chapel on the Berea College campus.

In 2005, Julissa Arce became an analyst at Goldman Sachs and during the next six years climbed the ranks, even during the financial crisis to become vice president. All the while, her colleagues did not know that she was undocumented from Mexico. With all of the success that Arce has earned she now uses her platform around the issues of immigration and social justice. In 2016, Arce published her memoir My (Underground) American Dream.

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