Donna was born in Harlem New York and grew up in Bay Shore, Long island. She went to Brentwood High School, graduated from Columbia University School of Social Work in May 2017 and currently works for the New York State Office of Mental Health at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center Outpatient SOCR (State Operated Community Residence). She is a combat veteran who completed two tours in Iraq. She was on Active duty Army stationed at Hunter Army Airfield 3rd Infantry Division as a mechanic. An article featured Donna’s story in the Wounded Warrior Project After Action Review Report Fall 2015. Donna has participated in multiple writing workshops including the Veterans Writing Workshop at Fordham Lincoln Center. Her writing has been published in Radvocate Literary Magazine, the “Afterwords” anthology, the “9 lives” New York University’s Veteran’s Writers Workshop anthology, Bards Annual 2017, The Local Gem Press, War Writer’s Campaign, Poets and Writers, and Blogground. She is a contributing member to other writing workshops including the Voices from War and Project 9 Line workshop. Currently Donna is studying for her licensing in social work. She is involved in World Team Sports, Wounded Warrior Project and Team Red White and Blue.
Upcoming With Poetic Theater Productions:
Reading her original writing to open for the Monday, October 2nd performance of Outside Paducah: The Wars At Home as part of the Veteran Voices 2017 Series.