Juliana Norvell was born and raised in the East Valley and is a product of the Kyrene School District and graduate of Tempe Union High School District’s Corona del Sol High School. She received a Bachelors in Recreation Management and Tourism from Arizona State University as well as a Minor in Spanish at Universidad de Sonora in Mexico.
Juliana began her career selling advertising at the Scottsdale Tribune and entered the construction arena in 2011. Currently she leads business development at DLR Group, an architecture and engineering firm, in their K-12 design pursuits across Arizona.
As a South Scottsdale resident, Juliana is passionate in giving back to her community. She is a graduate of Scottsdale Leadership Class 24, is on the Leadership Committee for Scottsdale Art’s Avant Guard on 2nd Street (AG2) which advances the arts within Scottsdale amongst young professionals, and participates in the South Scottsdale Alliance which is dedicated to advancing investment and revitalization opportunities in the South Scottsdale Community.
Juliana has a passion for education and supporting students. Her mother is a retired special education teacher in the Valley and her family helped establish the Blake Norvell “Smile” Scholarship in the memory of her late brother. This scholarship is awarded each spring to students at Corona del Sol who most epitomize the qualities of Blake—community leadership, academic acumen and a positive, outgoing personality.