Donna received her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2020. Her work under Dr. Christine Richardson focused on dietary bioflavonoids found in both foods and dietary supplements. Donna’s dissertation work focused on understanding the mechanisms by which these dietary compounds caused DNA double-strand breaks that could lead to leukemogenesis. During her postdoctoral work, Donna hopes to explore what effects alterations in the circadian clock have on radiation and drug induced cardiotoxicity in the treatment of cancer. In her free time, Donna enjoys reading and writing fantasy novels as well as spending time with her friends, family, and dog, Shelton.