Education: Brevard Community College in Florida, A.S. in Computer Programming
Before joining Jacksonville State University, Ms. Pugliese worked at Talladega Superspeedway for 11 years in the accounting department. Prior to that, she was Human Resources Manager at a textile mill in New Jersey.
Ms. Pugliese was born in Talladega, Alabama but grew up in Cape Canaveral, Florida. She and her family resided in Pennsylvania for 11 years before moving to Alabama.