Juliette grew up in Northern California, and is a member of the Klamath Tribes. She is a recipient of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Loan for Service Award and is dedicated to serving her community. As a Justice Catalyst Fellow, she will work for two nonprofit organizations, the Center for Biological Diversity, and an Indigenous led start-up, Sacred Lands, Native Hands (SLNH) – her project will launch the legal advocacy program for SLNH. Through these partnerships, she will increase access to pro bono advocacy, policy, and litigation services to tribal communities impacted by climate change in California, Nevada, and Oregon.
She received her J.D. from American University (AUWCL) Washington College of Law (2022), and B.A from the University of California, San Diego (2013). In law school, she was an active student leader and served as President of the Native American Law Students Association AUWCL Chapter, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Sustainable Development Law & Policy Brief, and Director of Sustainability for the Student Bar Association. She was selected as an AU Changemaker for her continued efforts to make a difference in her community following graduation.
Prior to law school, she worked as a paralegal, policy researcher, and campaign organizer. During law school she clerked at the: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Enforcement Training Institute Honors Program, Office of Enforcement & Assurance Compliance; U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Tribal Justice; Earthjustice – Tribal Partnerships Program; and the U.S. Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs, Environment and Lands branch. Most recently, she worked as a Student Attorney in the AUWCL International Human Rights Law Clinic.