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/LA). 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 coalition that worked to get the State of California to abolish American Indian mascots from all public schools, K-12.
Juliana served six years on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley and was Vice-Chair from 2015-2017. Juliana also serves as Vice-Chair of the Board for Learning Works, a Pasadena public charter school focused on turning high school dropouts into graduates. In addition, she is an Advisory Board Member to the Pasadena Community College (PCC) Flea Market. Juliana was an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Council and 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. She 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.
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, music, and politics, enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to concerts, and traveling.