Julio was involved in a program called Ashoka Youth Venture (now called Youth Seed) during high school. He has lead various food justice workshops at different schools, including his own, spoke at rooted in community conference as well as UC Davis. Julio believes that it is important for young people like himself to be involved in the food justice movement because of the injustice he saw in his own community. Since he graduated from High School he has been working for Planting Justice as an educator and permaculture landscaper to bring back food sovereignty and find ways to replenish land that has been covered in concrete. He is also currently in college studying sustainable agriculture and radical movements because he greatly values the indigenous knowledge of being one with nature. In his spare time he enjoys writing poetry, make herbal medicine, and growing food with youth. He is a also a certified permaculture designer.