Studied philology at the University of Foreign Languages in Horlivka, Ukraine, and earned an M.A. in Sustainable Development from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. With a background in non-profit work and extensive professional experience in the commercial sector across Ukraine, China, and Brazil, she joined Austausch e.V. in 2016. Dana assumed the role of financial manager in the „INKuLtur“ programme since January 2024. She is also a board member of the migrant women’s self-organization „MIM e.V.“ in Berlin which realises educational, counselling and cultural offers for women and girls with and without a migration biography.