Jackie Juarez grew up in Longmont, Colorado and is the first in her family to attend college. She was a member of the Columbine Dreamer class and attended Alexander Dawson School where she graduated in 2012. After being accepted to many colleges and universities, Jackie chose to attend the University of Denver where she started in fall 2012 pursuing a major in political science, pre-law, or business.

"As I look back on these past ten years of my life, I can’t imagine what it would’ve been like without the unconditional support of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation. This Foundation has opened many doors for me and my fellow Dreamers. It has prepared us well for the real world. From summer internships, to tutoring and field trips, we’ve been granted many amazing opportunities that have allowed us to grow into young adults."