Julianna Wanek graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, specializing in Deaf Education. She went on to receive her Masters in Deaf Education and Hearing Science from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. During her coursework, she realized her love for working with families in early intervention and became a parent infant advisor at Sunshine Cottage in January of 2015.

Julianna is a Certified Educator of the Deaf by the state of Texas and is currently seeking certification in auditory verbal therapy as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. She lives in Boerne with her husband, Tyler, their two dogs, Tucker and Cory, and their cat, Major.