Greetings, my name is Julia Guimaraes.
I am a recent graduate of Florida State University where I earned a B.S. in International Affairs with a minor in Business.
Now, I am seeking to apply my passions for studying complex systems and helping others to continue my education in the field of law and pursue a Juris Doctorate.
My upbringing as a global citizen has molded me into who I am today.
I was born in Brazil, an incredibly diverse and vibrant melting pot of cultures and traditions. My own family is a reflection of that: my mother’s side is descended from northern Amazonian peoples, while my father’s is descended from Portuguese settlers. Before moving to the United States, I have been blessed to live and travel to many parts of the world, including France, Croatia, Turkey, and Morocco, among many other countries.
These experiences have not only given me joy and enriched my understanding of the world – but they have inspired in me a desire to learn about various systems of governance and ways in which people live. They have also revealed the shared challenges that all societies face regarding economic inequalities, the upholding of civil liberties, and the pursuit of justice.
Now, as I prepare for my entry into the professional world, I am interested in combining my knowledge of international affairs and helping to tackle these challenges on the world stage through law.
This interest has been further nurtured through my experiences while interning at a family law and disability law firm and working as a paralegal during undergraduate studies at Florida State University. There, I witnessed and helped attorneys fight on behalf of the disabled to gain access to vital medical services and for others to gain access to their children. As a result, it showed me how rewarding and necessary the work in the legal field can be – and I would like to personally contribute to that field for the betterment of people’s lives.
Education & Experience
New York, NY
Nonprofit aimed at nurturing cultural works to facilitate critical conversations of the past, present and future
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDENS
Estate converted museum preserving local heritage and art
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
SEAL AWARDS – SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS
Non-profit honoring businesses committed to sustainability
Environmental Impact Intern
The best ranked family and disability law firm in Tallahassee
#1 middle-markets sell-side advisor to private equity
Financial Analysis Team Member
One of my favorite things to do is travel. I have visited nearly 20 countries across 5 continents, including Argentina, Croatia, Netherlands, Mexico, and Morocco. My favorite place I’ve ever visited is Turkey.
Not only did I appreciate learning about their culture and visiting the sites, I loved their cuisine, and I’m pretty sure it’s the best food I’ve ever had. I hope that in a post-pandemic world I can continue to travel and learn about new places and cultures.
Throughout the years, a big part of my identity has been to strive towards green living and inspiring others to do the same. In high school, I started a vegetarian lifestyle because of environmental concerns, and I try every day to avoid unnecessary wastefulness and to think green when making buying decisions. That’s also why this past summer, I interned at the SEAL Awards, which applauds companies leading in overall business sustainability and environmental initiatives. I’m passionate about promoting environmental efforts and hope that we can, as a country and a globe, start shifting the tide towards a greener planet.
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