Born and raised in Kanawha County. After graduating from Marshall University with a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice, she earned a J.D. degree from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.
She’s an active member of the bar in West Virginia and Ohio. She practiced law in Ohio for a number of years as a child support attorney, a city prosecutor, a mayor's court magistrate, and a small claims court magistrate. For the past 8 years, Juliana has been in private practice in the Charleston where her focus has been primarily serving as a Guardian ad litem for children in family court cases.