Dana joined IALR in August of 2010 and serves as the Advanced Learning Program Coordinator for grades PreK-5. In this role, she prepares and implements educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming for youth and the teachers that educate them. Dana facilitates IALR's STEM Summer Adventure programs, Southern Virginia Educators Development Institute (SEDI), in-school and out-of-school programs, and other community outreach efforts. Dana has eleven years of experience in education and extension as a teacher, 4-H agent, and program coordinator and enjoys facilitating new programs to meet the needs of the community. Dana graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Dairy Science and M.S. in Career and Technical Education and holds a Postgraduate Professional Teaching License.