Donna obtained her Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology from Monash University, Australia. She practiced in Australia for a year during her Masters placement. She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
During placement, her clinical work included cognitive screenings and assessments, behaviour field observations primarily at schools, specific early interventions (i.e., sleep initiation, behaviour and emotional regulation), comprehensive report writing, and the administrative duties that entailed.
Throughout her tertiary education, she worked for Camp Australia as an outside school hours care assistant at primary schools. Her desire to work with children led her to pursue her work at Camp Australia which eventually contributed to her Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology. At Camp Australia, she assisted in planning and executing child-initiated activities and ensured that the children were in a safe and engaging environment.