Juve is originally from Central Western Mexico. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley where he studied International Relations and Comparative Politics. His undergraduate thesis involved an analysis of the responses the U.S. has given to international Terrorism. Juve began the PhD program in Political Science in 2009. His primary field of study is Comparative Politics with a focus on Latin America. His interests include macro-variables like democracy, stability, and conflict but also citizenship, history, and philosophy in Latin America. He is currently working on two papers: one on early migration patterns in North America and another on the emergence and dynamics of direct democracy in Latin America.