Donna Baird grew up in Lawrenceville, Virginia and graduated from Brunswick Senior High School. She earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences from Southside Virginia Community College.
Donna maintained full-time employment while a student at SVCC and, after completing her degree, was a small business owner. She currently is employed by Citizens Community Bank, where she is a Loan Processor Specialist. Her future goal is to become a loan officer.
She advises current and potential SVCC students, "Take it seriously. This is not high school. For some, this is your first foray into adulthood, so study hard, enjoy the experience but most of all become a success story!!"