Deanna was born and raised in the Boston area. Starting from a young age, Deanna always knew she wanted to be some type of engineer. It was not until her high school anatomy class that defined her career forever, pushing her into biomedical engineering. From there, Deanna attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, majoring in biomedical engineering and focused heavily on materials processing. Her experience at WPI as an engineer, allowed her to have research internships at Massachusetts General Hospital, at the Simches Research Center and the Wellman Center of Photomedicine, before entering the industry with an internship at Boston Scientific; as well as travel abroad to Thailand to partner with the Thai government on research projects for low income farmers.
After graduating from WPI with Honors Distinction, Deanna worked as a validation engineer for a year before landing her dream job at Johnson & Johnson. Now, she works as an engineer in the Spine New Product Development group at Johnson & Johnson. She began her Master of Science in Engineering Management at Tufts University Gordon Institute, shortly after her career switch, which allowed her to refine her leadership and presentation skills, preparing her for high priority projects and enabling her to get a promotion. Through work, Deanna partakes in STEM development days at elementary and middle schools in southeastern Massachusetts. She wants to share her love for math and science with young students and let them know how exciting of a future they could have!
When she is not working, Deanna enjoys going to the gym and pushing her limits at OrangeTheory Fitness, and spending time and cooking for her family (including her pup) or friends.