Dana came to Fairbanks in 1995 to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks and never left (Fairbanks, not the University). Between living in a log cabin followed by a log house for almost twenty years, and moving into a new energy efficient house with her family recently, she has had an interest in building efficiency for many years. With a PhD in Physics, she works on projects related to ventilation, lighting, and energy efficiency. When not at work, she can be found driving her kids around town to various activities. She enjoys taking the dog for a walk in her neighborhood, and in winter brings a sled along in order to sled on the downhills, because one should not miss an opportunity to ride on a sled whenever possible. Or on skis.