Deanna hails from the great white north, Toronto that is, where she spent most of her free time figure skating. After receiving her Bachelor's degree from McGill University, she moved to New York to study art, architecture, and technology, earning her PhD in Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She then moved to Syracuse, NY to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at Syracuse University and teach art and architectural history, before making her way back to NYC to utilize her research and communication skills as a growth marketer in the technology sector.