Juana was born in Bogotá, Colombia, where she grew up; getting in a lot of trouble for drawing cartoons of her teachers.
Eventually, all that drawing (and trouble) paid off.
Juana studied at the Rhode Island School of Design - RISD (where she has also taught).
And she has done illustration & animation work for clients in the U.S., Latin America and Europe.
She now lives in Washington, D.C., where she teaches at George Washington University.