Dena grew up in Macomb Township and earned her Bachelor’s degree of Science in Nursing from Oakland University. She started her career in the hospital as a volunteer and worked her way up to a clinical RN and worked at Beaumont Royal Oak as a cardiac progressive nurse for 6 years. In 2020, Dena returned to Oakland University and obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing with a speciality of family practice. In her spare time, Dena loves to spend time with her family and friends. She is also fluent in Arabic.