Categories: Meet the Team!


JULIANA TUPPER is a recent graduate from the University of San Diego with a major in Communication Studies and a minor in Psychology. She was born in Venezuela and lived in Colombia and Panama before moving to San Diego for college. Growing up a ‘bookworm’ and having a mother involved in the entertainment and creative arts industry, Juliana has always been passionate about the creative arts especially writing, film and photography. Although these passions have primarily been set aside as hobbies, she strives to make them part of her professional life with the dream of becoming a Photojournalist. Juliana understands the significance of arts on individuals and communities and wants to be a part of that impact through Vanguard Culture.

MIMI LE is currently an undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego with a major in Communication. She was born and raised in San Diego and has been involved in performing and visual arts via theatre, painting, and film making. Mimi expanded her creative studies in high school by joining her school’s newspaper and yearbook team. It was in those roles where she discovered her love for photography and writing. She aims to work in the entertainment industry as a PR/Marketing professional and is excited to be a part of the impact that arts can have on individuals and communities through Vanguard Culture.

Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.