Dana is a licensed attorney in Missouri. Dana was a research analyst for the Environment Committee in the Arizona House of Representatives and later lobbied for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Dana attended St. Louis University School of Law, and practiced law at Gallop Johnson & Neuman, L.C. in Clayton, MO where she practiced in the areas of general corporate, real estate and environmental law.
Dana currently serves on the Executive Board of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, and she is a founding member and Co-Chair of Planned Parenthood's Women's Leadership Circle, a group of over 500 philanthropic women. Dana helped start and is on the Board of Coeur Academy, a school that helps students with special needs to achieve individualized goals through a child-led approach, combined with research-based methods and new ideologies. Dana also serves on the Advisory Boards of It Starts Today Missouri, a crowd funded political initiative to fund Missouri's Democratic state legislative nominees with small monthly donations from individuals throughout the state, and Progress Women, started by Missouri Representative Stacy Newman, which is a collection of community leaders formed to help empower women for equality, justice, civil rights.