Julianna earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) at Drexel University. While attending Drexel University, she worked at  A.J. Drexel Autism Institute’s Life Course Outcomes Program, where she developed her interest in understanding the life course outcomes and service system needs of transition-age autistic youth. Prior to joining UCLA, she worked as a science policy analyst at the National Institute of Mental Health’s Office of Autism Research Coordination focusing on federal autism research policies. As a current PhD student, Julianna continues to pursue a public health approach to autism research while supporting the research activities of the AIR-P network.