Jana hails originally from New York but has lived in Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada for the last 10 years. Her parents are both educators and her mother is an immigrant from St. Kitts and Nevis. She holds a bachelors in political science from Purdue University and a masters in international relations from Northeastern University. She spent 2019 and the first few months of 2020 working on Pete Buttigieg's 2020 Presidential Campaign. She held two roles on the campaign; starting out as the National People Operations Associate in South Bend, IN then later moving to Las Vegas, NV to serve as the Nevada Deputy Operations Director. The campaign ended just as the country shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Jana joined her Teal cohort in mid-June with the amazing Staci Taustine as her instructor. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Equity & Inclusion Outreach at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC. Jana enjoys travel, fashion & styling, home decor, reading, cooking and taking care of her plants!