Dana is originally from Ohio and earned her B.A. in Psychology at Bowling Green State University. She has completed 3 years of graduate coursework in Clinical Psychology which included training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and neuropsychology. She co-authored a research paper on gender roles and trauma and presented original research at the Midwestern Psychological Association annual conference. Upon moving to Virginia, she gained experience working with the homeless population in Fairfax County and went on to work in a variety of mental health treatment and advocacy/outreach positions. Dana enjoys reading, crocheting, adventurous/disastrous cooking experiments, and volunteering with a pet rescue non-profit group.