Juliana serves as Rainforest Trust’s Community Partnership Officer. Born in Brazil, she has lived in Venezuela, England, Angola, and Ecuador, exposing her to a diversity of ecosystems and cementing her passion for conservation and socio-ecological resilience.
Juliana holds a B.A. in Organismal Biology from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, where she worked in the Entomology Lab of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles studying the effects of urbanization on wildlife. She went on to launch the Global Mangrove Alliance with the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, D.C. Juliana’s experiences range from laboratory work, rehabilitating wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon, operating grants for conservation nonprofits, and as an organizer for climate justice with the Sunrise Movement. She previously served as a Conservation Grants Officer within Rainforest Trust.
Juliana spends her free time scuba diving, asserting the virtue of insects, and biking around Miami, FL.