Dana received her B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Kansas and her J.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. After law school, she worked with a large Wichita bankruptcy firm before opening her own practice 1994.
Dana is active in the local legal community. She is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, Wichita Bar Association, Kansas Credit Attorney's Association (former President), Wichita Credit Attorney's Association (former President), the Bankruptcy Section of the Wichita Bar Association and Christian Legal Society (former President)