Senior Associate for Peace & Justice and Office for Creative Connections
Sabbath Day: Friday
In 2001, she received a B.A. degree in Psychology, with minors in Sociology and Philosophy, from Loyola Marymount University (LMU). Inspired by the Ignatian idea of being “men and women for others,” Juliana focused her career on social change and social justice.
Prior to joining the staff at All Saints, Juliana Serrano was the Director of Operations at ENCOMPASS, a non-profit youth development organization. She helped create the organization in 2004 after having served as Program Coordinator and Program Assistant in the Youth and Education Programs Department for the Los Angeles Region of the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ). In addition, Juliana was the Advocacy Organizer for the Alliance Against Racial Mascots (ALLARM), a grassroots group that worked to get the State of California to abolish American Indian mascots from all public schools, K-12.
She presently serves on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley and serves as the Vice-Chair for the 2015-2016 year. In addition, Juliana serves as: Advisory Board Member for the Center for Council; and Board Member for Learning Works, a Pasadena public charter school focused on turning high school dropouts into graduates. She was also the Vice President of Advocacy for the Board of Directors of the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness from 2013-2015. Juliana was appointed by former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and approved by the Los Angeles City Council, and served as a Commissioner for the Relocation Appeals Board from 2009-2013.
Juliana was raised in La Verne, California. She is the youngest of three children and was raised by her parents who immigrated to the U.S. from Colombia, South America. She currently resides in Pasadena. She is an avid fan of art and music, enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to concerts, traveling and getting involved with her college alma mater.