Janelle was selected at pick 81 the 2019 AFLW draft in her first year of Australian Rules football as a mature age recruit after being identified at Fremantle Dockers' rookie talent day.
Janelle was previously a tennis player having spent 5 years at Texas A&M University completing a degree in Sports Management. As a junior she was a member of the Tennis West State Academy with a career high ranking of 153 in the world and competed in the Junior Australian Open.
Outside of her athletic career Janelle was also working in the sporting industry having held roles at the West Australian Cricket Association (WACA) where she worked to provide opportunities and growth for females in cricket, and Netball WA where she oversaw the strategic implementation of the Coach, Athlete and Officials pathways and underage state teams. Janelle is currently working in Local Government in building the capacity in community sporting organisations and individuals so they can provide services and opportunities that are inclusive of the whole community.