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    Julia Hernandez Nierenberg


    Policy Fellow

    JULIA HERNANDEZ NIERENBERG is a dual degree Master of Social Welfare and Master of Public Policy student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, graduating in 2023. She is the co-chair of Luskin’s Latinx Caucus and serves as an advisory board member of Jewtina y Co., an organization for the global Latinx-Jewish community. She holds a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish Studies from American University. Prior to graduate school, Julia worked at Seneca Family of Agencies as a Wraparound Support Counselor for kids and families affected by the foster care and juvenile (in)justice systems and a Todo Por Mi Familia program Outreach Coordinator for immigrant families separated at the border seeking mental health services. While in graduate school, Julia has completed clinical internships at The Karsh Family Social Service Center and at the Wellnest Avis and Mark Ridley Life Learning Center. Julia is curious about how historical decisions, policies, and laws premeditated by government institutions affect people’s life choices and opportunities. At the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, Julia hopes to pursue her interests in the intersections of immigration, mental health, education, and social welfare policy, while making policy and politics more accessible for the Latinx community and reflective of community members’ voices and goals.