Dana graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minor in Sociology. She was an active member of the UVA Asian American community where she managed the membership of one of the largest student-led, cultural organizations at UVA. As a student, she also volunteered at a mental health crisis hotline, participated in a youth mentorship program, and gained experience as a research assistant in Pharmacology and Sociology. Prior to joining the AIR-P project, Dana worked at a therapeutic boarding school as a residential instructor. In this role, she built therapeutic relationships with students with autism, ADHD, mood dysregulation disorders, and other social and emotional challenges. She implemented behavioral interventions according to clinical recommendations and Individualized Education Programs (IEP) to teach social skills and emotional regulation. As an early career professional, Dana continues to gain experience in research and develop her skills in project management on the AIR-P team.
Research Coordinator at AUCD