Dana was born in Vernon, New Jersey and moved to Pequannock, New Jersey at the age of 2. She attended Pequannock Township High School and moved onto college at Towson University in Maryland. Dana earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and decided to continue her education at East Stroudsburg University. There she earned her Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training. As a graduate student at East Stroudsburg, Dana worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at a local high school and also did a year of interning with St. Luke’s hospital, working with an orthopedic doctor in the office and observing surgeries. When Dana is not at work, she enjoys watching sports, working out, and spending time with her friends and family.