Dana started at InterAmerican in 2010, in the Quality Control department, which included all sample roasting, communication with customers and origin regarding approvals and rejections, and of course lots of daily cuppings and coffee evaluations. After a few years, her love for talking coffee with roasters, and for traveling to foster relationships at origin, lead her to her current role as a trader.
Dana is a Q Grader and has an SCAA Instructor Development Program (IDP) credential, which enables her to lead SCA classes. Her passion for coffee is fueled by her desire to learn every discipline/aspect about it, from discovering unique coffee shops to building relationships and increasing her knowledge about origin with lots of travel!
First concert: Christina Aguilera — Genie in a Bottle was soooo cool!
Random fact: I’ve rebounded for Steph Curry, and it was the easiest job ever — just stand under the hoop, because he never misses!
Best place you ever went on a business trip: My future trip to Ethiopia. But 6 weeks in Colombia was indelible!
Favorite company outing: Biking from La Jolla shores to the Cabrillo National Monument. We went through the caves and had lunch at George’s on the cliffs of La Jolla. Very San Diegan of us!
Best coffee memory/favorite coffee experience: Hands down, finishing our buying trip with a safari with lions in Kenya!