Dana is a member of the Ocean Synthesis Marine Lab with advisor David A. Gill. She completed her undergraduate studies in 2016 with a B.S. in biology and a marine ecology thesis from Villanova University. Dana then spent the following three years working in marine ecological research and many facets of the fishing and dive industries in Cape Cod, MA, and the Bay Islands, Honduras. Dana’s current research focuses on how climate change and conservation interventions impact marine social and ecological systems, with a particular focus on small-scale, data-poor marine fisheries. Her methodology includes fisheries modeling, interdisciplinary systems-based approaches, and participatory research techniques.