Julissa BA

Julissa BA, CAC Candidate:

Julissa was born in New Jersey but spent most of her childhood in a small town in the Poconos, Pennsylvania. Julissa moved to Colorado in 2011 to pursue a double major in Molecular Biology and Neuroscience at CU-Boulder. After graduating, she worked as a researcher but felt something was missing. She decided to leave the lab behind and pursue helping people sustainably manage their trauma, addiction, and mental health issues. Her diverse past and transparency allows her to form deep connections with clients from various backgrounds. She is currently completing coursework to become a Certified Addiction Coach. Julissa spends most of her free time reading, woodworking, and learning new techniques to further help her clients success.

What is your nickname? Lisa

Where did you grow up? The Poconos, Pennsylvania

What was your favorite class in school? Neuroscience of Mental Illness and Ceramics

Who was your favorite band growing up? Only one? System of a Down

Name your 3 favorite jobs you’ve had? Direct Care Staff, Gallery Assistant, Neuroscience Researcher

What do you love doing more than anything else in the world? Learning

What’s your favorite food? Arroz con gandules y pollo

Chocolate or vanilla? call or text? truth or dare? Vanilla, text

What is your greatest accomplishment? Being happy with who I am

What do you know now that you wish you knew then? Everything is relative

What did you want to be when you grew up? Medicine woman, shaman, or doctor


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