Previously, Deanna served as the Associate Director of Academic Advising Development at the University Advising Center, where she played a vital role in designing, developing, and maintaining instructional interventions through the Canvas Learning Management System. She holds the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification and has collaborated with internal partners to create content, develop technology solutions, and establish measurement strategies. Before her time at the University Advising Center, Deanna worked as an Academic Advisor in the Belk College of Business. She was instrumental in launching the Belk College of Business Peer Advisor program and actively participated in faculty and student engagement initiatives, making a positive impact on the student experience. Deanna's diverse experience also includes roles as the Assistant Director of Residential Life & Residence Director at Siena College. Her commitment to student success and development extends beyond academic advising, as she has worked closely with residential students, facilitated training programs, and managed campus-wide evaluations. Deanna earned her Master’s of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina.