Deana Janceski, who was listed in UMD’s 2017 40 Under 40, is first-generation Macedonian-American. She lived most of her life in Michigan until she moved to New York to study. Janceski earned a degree in Fashion Design and was awarded the opportunity to work behind the scenes at Fashion Week in New York.

Upon earning her degree she moved back to Michigan and used her fashion skills to create her own clothing line with numerous collections and showcased them at her own fashion shows throughout Michigan.

She continues to create and design in her spare time. Healthcare has also be something she was interested in, as helping others is a passion of hers. As a result, for the last 7 years she has been a Field Account Manager for the largest health insurance carrier in the United States.

She currently resides in Macomb, Michigan with her husband, Dean and 3-year-old daughter, Stasia.