Dana started as a Communications Intern and moved to Elemental Excelerator’s demonstration team in 2015. On the demonstration team, Dana manages 20+ active projects and works with each portfolio company to design, develop, and execute transformational projects in Hawaii and the Asia Pacific. Dana also manages Elemental Excelerator’s annual application process and supports the CalSEED initiative and the international utility accelerator program, Free Electrons. 

Prior to joining Elemental Excelerator, Dana was a full-time student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in International Business, Marketing, and Finance. During her time at UH, Dana was an active member of the University of Hawaii’s sustainability club and used her passion for preserving the environment to initiate a recycling program for UH events.
She spends her spare time bodysurfing, hiking, camping or teaching yoga.