Julianna was born and raised in Miami Beach. She has received her B.S. in Environmental Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY in May 2020. For four years, she assisted one of the research specialists on various projects at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute on campus and interned for two summers in the Chemistry Lab of Darrin Freshwater Institute in Lake George, NY. She is currently a Marine Conservation Graduate student at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.