I’m Dana, and was born in Charlotte, NC and now I live in San Francisco, CA and identify as gender non-binary, lesbian whose pronouns are (them/they/theirs). Although my undergraduate was a pre-medical degree, I had some challenges along the way with being LGBTQ in the South and came to San Francisco both to be in a LGBTQ friendly city but also to start a Masters in Clinical Psychology. I had a job at a bank as a tele center system administrator analyzing call center data and I discovered in my career how I was intellectually interested in non-human systems like networks, servers, coding, and databases so I quit my pursuit in psychology and developed into a database administrator and database engineer. Today, I am an infrastructure architect for database domains and have a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Operations and Leadership. I hope to develop into a career in the security domain so I can learn another aspect of Wells Fargo’s business. As a LGBTQ employee, it’s my duty to represent, and give back to communities which is achieved by serving in diversity leadership roles at Wells Fargo. I am on the LGBTQ Technology Workstream and the Women in Technology SF Chapter DE&I teams and find that serving in these roles adds so much meaning to the work that we are doing to build inclusivity with Wells Fargo and the communities we serve.

I walk the quote from George Eliot, “You are never too old to become what you are meant to be.” For fun, I serve as the USTA Director for the oldest Gay and Lesbian Tennis Federation (GLTF.org) in the USA and play competitive USTA tennis. I practice Transcendental Meditation (TM) , weightlifting, and Yoga to stay strong and balanced both mentally and spiritually. I also love art, music, and riding my bike in urban San Francisco and being happily married to my incredible wife of 20+ years.

Summits Attended: 2021 Debug

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.