Julianna Martin of Denver, Colorado, has competed as a Unified partner for nearly five years. Growing up, she attended her sister Gabriella’s Special Olympics competitions and practices. Julianna will represent Special Olympics USA as a Unified partner competing in tennis alongside Gabriella. Referring to her sister as one of the kindest people she knows, Julianna has been proud to be part of the Special Olympics community with her. A member of her school’s Special Olympics Unified Club, Julianna is active in fundraising and volunteering efforts.
As a senior in high school, Julianna is an officer in her school’s chapter of National Honor Society and has earned athletic letters for track and field and academic letters for her participation in mock trial. She works part-time at the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center as a front desk attendant. A highly competitive person, Julianna has been preparing for the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 by practicing her tennis skills at nearby outdoor courts, running, skiing and eating healthier. She looks forward to the opportunity to compete with phenomenal athletes, including Special Olympics USA tennis athlete Loretta Claiborne, and learning their impactful stories.