Born in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México, Julio and his family migrated to the United States in 1992. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television, Film, and Theater from San Jose State University, and a Master of Arts in Education from The National Hispanic University.
Julio has a strong passion for participating in community service and human rights organizations. At SJSU, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda leadership and honors organization, the Alpha Phi Omega community service fraternity, and the American GI Forum. After graduation, Julio worked at Downtown College Preparatory Charter High School, where he taught, motivated and mentored students from underserved communities. Julio also taught at Summit Public Schools Tahoma. Apart from his academic and professional endeavors, Julio enjoys writing, reading, exercising, and spending time with his loved ones.
Previously, Julio served as E4FC’s Arts & Creativity Manager, where he helped design Things I’ll Never Say, an online platform for undocumented youth across the country to create their own immigration narratives by boldly sharing their personal experiences through various forms of creative expression.
Currently, Julio teaches Spanish, AVID, and advises the Science and Eco club at American High School.
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