Upon graduating in 1995 from California State University Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in English and a certificate in Technical Writing, Deana jumped right into the realm of peer review management. She began managing the World Journal of Surgery at UCLA (back when everything was still hard-copy and snail mail). With her skills in database development and medical terminology, she impressed the publishing industry enough to remotely take on other journals. She married her middle-school sweetheart in 1998 and has two ever-hungry sons. Deana joined the Technica team in 2013.