Deena received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Keene State College in 2013. While at KSC, she was heavily involved in leadership as an orientation staff member, a peer advisor, a student ambassador, and a research lab manager. She also was heavily involved in the college's tutoring program, assisting students with biology, chemistry, and math. After graduation, Deena joined forces with Adam Leiser, the prior owner of Your Ticket to College LLC. Deena quickly became an invaluable member of Adam's team, teaching courses to high school students, training other tutors, and designing the methods currently used for the science section of the ACT. Since 2013, Deena has helped hundreds of students reach or exceed their target exam scores.
Deena moved to Columbus, OH in 2014 to begin her PhD in bionutrition at The Ohio State University, where she studies dietary fat and energy metabolism. In 2017, she and her husband Steven Buttery became owners of Your Ticket to College LLC. Deena gets great satisfaction out of working with our students and training our tutors, and loves helping students achieve their goals!