Juliana Maria Taboada, a resident of Thousand Palms but is originally from Mecca, is a graduate of Desert Mirage High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in Chicano Studies from the University of California, Riverside. Inspired by her family and their activism for farmworkers rights in the United Farmworkers Movement, Juliana aims to bring equity, justice, and immense joy to the Eastern Coachella Valley.
Prior to joining Alianza Coachella Valley, Juliana was a Youth Organizing Council (YoC!) member and was also a youth reporter at the Youth Leadership Institute. Most recently, she hosted a Rock en Español radio show, named On a Monday Afternoon at KUCR. Outside of work, Juliana loves to write short stories, poetry, and create PowerPoints on fun topics. She loves nature, baking, and spending time with her family.