Juliana was lucky to have a lot of great teachers, but her favorite was drama teacher Michael D’Anna. He sparked her interest in playwriting and pushed her to pursue all kinds of different opportunities in theater, including a major in dramatic writing.
Now Juliana continues to tell stories at the NEA Foundation. She shares the stories of the amazing educators that we support and makes sure that everyone from the community to their local NEA affiliate to the media knows about the great work they’re doing. She spreads the word on our website, on our social media, and in our written materials.
Juliana also comes to the Foundation with experience not only in storytelling but also in education nonprofits. Through her prior work, she’s seen the importance of treating education holistically, supporting students, educators, families, and communities.
Juliana’s love for theater continues in her part-time work at a local theater. She’s dipped her toe in performance as well, having previously tried out her trapeze and aerial skills.