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Up Close With Dana

Full Name: Dana Lee Damato

Birthday: July 14th

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Nationality: Italian

College: University of Central Florida. Undergraduate: College of Art and Humanities, Graduate: Nicholson School of Communications.

Class, Year, Major and Degree: Earned a Bachelors of Arts in English-Creative Writing and a minor in Legal Studies in 2010 and I’m currently pursuing a Master of Communications.

Hobbies: Exercising, Being outdoors, Reading, Writing, Cooking, and Traveling.

Surprising fact about me: I was a wide receiver and a defensive back for my high school Flag Football team. We were 3rd in state!

Other Talents: Playing the piano and guitar.

Favorite Food: Sushi and candy!

Favorite Book: Eat, Pray, Love

Favorite Movie: Serendipity

Favorite Singer/Band: Michael Buble, John Mayer, Norah Jones, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, David Guetta

10 years from now:  I would like to be married and still traveling and writing. I would like to host my own show or get involved in broadcast journalism, been to Fashion Week in Paris, a Super Bowl , an NBA Championship, the VMA’s, the Golden Globe Awards, the Grammy Awards, and maybe even the Oscars!

Favorite Quotes:  ”With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.” -Oprah Winfrey

“Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.” -Madeline Bridges