A native of Brazil, Juliana serves as Rainforest Trust’s Latin America Conservation Officer. She previously lived in Venezuela, England, Angola, and Ecuador, exposing her to various 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 Laboratory 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 holds a wide range of experience, from working in a laboratory, rehabilitating wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon, operating grants for conservation nonprofits, and through her most recent role, as an organizer for climate justice with the Sunrise Movement.
Juliana spends her spare time getting attached to foster dogs, convincing people that insects are incredible, and biking around Washington, D.C.