Before law school, Julie worked as a Community Health Promoter in the Dominican Republic and as a mental health Program Coordinator for immigrants in Philadelphia. At CUNY School of Law, Julie was a student attorney with the Disability and Aging Justice Clinic and volunteered with IRAP and Make the Road New York to conduct legal intakes for immigrants. She also interned at Church World Service Lancaster, Legal Services of New Jersey, and American Friends Service Committee in Newark. As an IJC fellow, Julie is looking forward to working at HIAS Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, focusing on asylum and removal defense.