Originally from Michigan, Julianne moved to Phoenix after completing her four-year degree to get out of the cold and enjoy the hot desert weather. While in Arizona she was able to spend time researching, learning, and exploring the world around her, eventually completing her MA in Sociology at Arizona State University. She credits her drive and determination to her mother who always insisted she could do anything her brother could. During her studies, Julianne focused on the ways that technology has developed gender, class and racial biases due to the lack of inclusivity in the developmental process. Without proper representation in the creation of new technologies the end product is unlikely to be inclusive as well. Julianne's passion for women's rights, inclusion, and representation led her to seek out a position at CGEST, an organization that is committed to gender equity, in order to make an impact on the community she has grown to be a part of. Julianne considers Arizona to be her home and wants to do her part in creating a more inclusive environment for other girls and women in the state that encourages them to shape the technologies of their future.
MA in Sociology, Arizona State University, 2019
BAA in Fashion Merchandising, Minor: Women's Studies, Central Michigan University, 2013
AA in Merchandise Marketing, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, 2010