Joseline is very passionate about immigration, educating others, and being an advocate for her community. Joseline was born in Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico and moved to Grand Island, Nebraska at the age of 9. Joseline recently graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She currently works with the Immigrant Legal Center as a Rural Capacity Building Paralegal in Grand Island. The mission of the nonprofit Immigrant Legal Center (ILC) is to welcome immigrants into the communities by providing high-quality legal services, education, and advocacy. Joseline plans to attend law school in 2020 to become an immigration attorney.
While in college Joseline was actively involved as a campus leader through various organizations where she found her passion in helping others. She interned and worked for Nebraska Appleseed as well as a being an active member of the Define American group and the Mexican American Student Association. With these organizations she was able to partake in different activities where she was able to advocate for other DACA recipients in Nebraska.
Some of those activities include testifying in the unicameral in favor of LB623, traveling to DC to speak to senators about passing a Dream Act, testifying in rallies, newspapers and media outlets, including writing an op-ed about her immigration story for the Omaha World Herald.
In her spare time, Joseline likes to bake, travel or just relax at home and enjoy time her family.