Dana Laitinen

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Originally from upstate New York, Dana completed high school in the Tampa Bay area. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of South Florida-Tampa and shortly thereafter completed a master’s degree in English at Florida State University.

After finishing her studies, Dana pursued her artistic aspirations writing songs, recording albums and playing in several Atlanta rock bands. After returning home to Tampa Bay, she began a career teaching high school English where she enjoyed helping students reach their academic goals.

Sparked by a lifelong love of learning and intellectual curiosity that she wanted to share with students, Dana decided to pursue her dream of becoming a college professor and is currently working on a PhD in English at the University of South Florida-Tampa. She also teaches undergraduate English courses at USF.