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Julissa Arce

Julissa Arce is a best-selling author of "My (Underground) American Dream." She was named one of People en Español's 25 Most Powerful Woman of 2017. She is a leading voice in the fight for social justice, immigrant rights and education equality. Her second book, "Someone Like Me," is her first Young Adult book. Julissa is a contributor for Crooked Media, CNBC, and one of the hosts of Crooked Conversations. Her book, "My (Underground) American Dream" is currently being developed as a television series at Twentieth Century Fox Television. She has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, Fox Business News, Telemundo, Bloomberg TV and Univision among other networks. Her writing has been published on 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 and CollegeSpring. She has appeared on the cover of Alegria Magazine, 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.