Julieta Garibay is the Campaigns Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream – the largest immigrant youth led network in the country. In this capacity, she serves as UWD’s chief strategist.
Garibay began organizing in her hometown of Austin, TX in 2005 to help undocumented youth like her get to college and has since become a fearless defender of her community and advocate for the rights of women. Julieta is the living embodiment of the United We Dream spirit – transforming personal adversity into personal power and hope that has inspired thousands into action.
Julieta has been featured as a leading voice in the immigration movement and has been featured on many of the nation’s top outlets like Univision, CNN, MSNBC, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, NPR, Telemundo, among others.
Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Garibay migrated to the U.S. at the age of 12 and lived in Texas for 20 years before moving to Washington, D.C. She co-founded the University Leadership Initiative (ULI) at the University of Texas- Austin, one of the first undocumented youth-led organizations in the nation. She holds a Master’s degree of Science in Public Health Nursing and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Texas.
Julieta Garibay was the 2015 recipient of the American Express NGen Leadership Award. Learn more about Julieta.