Deana M. Waters, ACP, graduated from the University of Montana with a double major in English and History secondary education emphasis. She later earned her AAS in Legal Assisting with honors from UM's Missoula College. Ms. Waters was employed as a paralegal at a private law firm in Fairbanks, Alaska, where she worked in civil litigation, family law, workers' compensation and debt collection.
In 2005, she successfully passed the Certified Paralegal examination. In 2007, Ms. Waters obtained her Advanced Paralegal Certification in Discovery. From 2010 to 2019, she served NALA in many capacities as a member of the Continuing Education Council, Region 8 Director, and member of the Advanced Paralegal Certification Board.
In 2015, she joined the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Community & Technical College as the Paralegal Studies program coordinator and only full-time faculty. Deana teaches Introduction to Paralegal Studies, Legal Ethics, Family Law, Constitutional Law, Torts, and Advanced Legal Writing.