Deanna received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue with a minor in Math in 2017. There she did work simulating view factor with applications for thermophotovoltaics. Her research interest in computer vision was forged when she studied abroad for a semester at the University of Padova in 2016 where she followed a graduate computer vision course and developed a simple visual immersive system from fisheye lens photographs. She joined IVPL in Fall 2019 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Northwestern.