Julissa Juarbe has compiled several noteworthy accomplishments that make her more than worthy to be honored as a Woman of Distinction.
A native of Puerto Rico, Ms. Juarbe was one of three children born to Rafaela and Rafael Romero. She moved to the United States with her parents at the age of eight. Upon arrival, she and her family became a part of the fabric of the community of Boro Park in Brooklyn, where she began her elementary studies in the New York City Public School system.
At an early age, Ms. Juarbe understood the importance of community and public service. While in high school, Ms. Juarbe was an active volunteer; she worked with seniors as a recreational coordinator, which ignited her passion for community work.