Immigration rights advocate Julissa Arce
A Mexican-American woman whose parents supported her by peddling snow cones rose through the ranks of Goldman Sachs to land a $340,000-a-year banking job — and then did the unthinkable. She quit.
But Julissa Arce says she is still living the American dream, touring the U.S. as a public speaker, writing a book about her rags-to-riches rise and starting a foundation for the children of immigrants in New York City, where she once lived.
“I realized that I had a powerful story to tell about immigrants,” said Arce, 33, whose book, “My (Underground) American Dream,’’ comes out Tuesday.
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