Driven by a lifelong pursuit of justice and equity, Julia Mejia has created countless opportunities for others to step into their power and advocate for positive change. That is why she believes It’s time that those entrusted to lead our City’s government include new faces from different walks of life…striving for a voice in our institutions of power.
Like many residents in the City of Boston, immigration is part of her story. Born in the Dominican Republic, Julia arrived in the neighborhood of Dorchester when she was five years old. Raised by a single mother who was undocumented for most of her childhood, she began advocating at a young age on behalf of her mother and others who felt ignored and underserved by the very institutions that were supposed to serve them.
A proud graduate of the Boston Public schools, Julia was the first in her family to graduate high school and college, and first to purchase her own home in Boston, who became an entrepreneur and a voice for social justice, as well as a parent and head of household. She created and led a civic engagement group focused on voter registration, is the founder of a nonprofit education network, and worked on national social justice campaigns as a producer for MTV. Through her work, Julia has become enriched by the experiences of bringing people together from all walks of life.
Julia is a graduate of Dorchester High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Ida College. She lives in Dorchester with her daughter, Annalise, and their little Shih-Tzu, Toby.
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