Daena joins the Triad team as a public affairs associate after serving four years as a legislative staff member in the state House and Senate.
Her career in state government began with an internship with House Majority Leader Dave Reed, which led to a full-time research analyst position in that office. From there, she transitioned to the Senate, working as the executive director of the Urban Affairs and Housing Committee for Sen. Tom McGarrigle. She most recently served as policy and correspondence coordinator for Sen. Dave Argall, handling communications. She created a weekly e-newsletter, drafted news releases and responded to constituents.
Daena is a central Pennsylvania native and moved back to her hometown following graduation from Lock Haven University.