Julianne grew up in Long Valley, New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers University where she majored in Biology and minored in Animal Science. As an undergraduate, she worked as a research assistant where she studied the role of oxytocin in mouse behavior. She also participated in various volunteer activities including working as a confidential sexual violence advocate and doing therapy with a child with ASD. After graduation, Julianne started working as a lab manager/ research assistant at a neuroscience lab located at the Child Health Institute of New Jersey where she is also currently doing research on Tourette’s disorder for her master’s thesis. Julianne chose to return to Rutgers for her graduate degree because of the amazing leadership and the diverse clinical rotation opportunities.