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Julissa Arce is a political commentator, speaker, writer and 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. She is a contributor for Crooked Media, CNBC and a host for Crooked Conversations.
Her book, "My (Underground) American Dream" is currently being developed as a television series at Twentieth Century Fox Television with producer and actor America Ferrera.
She serves on the board of directors of the National Immigration Law Center and CollegeSpring. She was officially sworn in as an American citizen in August of 2014. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two cats, Nikko and Pancho. Her second book Someone Like Me will be published on September 18, 2018. Read her full biography here.