Deanna is a Hispanic, Native Coloradoan who loves to study Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and who also loves to teach Biology, Chemistry, and Physics as a tutor and as an instructional assistant. In her free time, she enjoys practicing the violin, which she learned as a traditional New Mexican Mariachi, and making acrylic paintings. After Deanna receives her bachelor’s degree, she hopes to obtain a Master’s in Public Health. Specifically, she is interested in Environmental and Occupational Health, Biostatistics, and Health Policy/Research.

Deanna's graduate mentor is Gabriella Subia Smith