Luana began working on her family history in college. She earned her B.A. in English from UCLA and remained there to earn her Masters in Library Science. She has worked as a genealogical librarian in two different libraries. Over the years she has taught family history courses at colleges, been a presenter at numerous genealogy seminars, and for five years was an instructor in the training program at the Los Angeles Regional Family History Library. She moved to the midwest in 2014, and recently she was asked to be the Director of the Fargo ND LDS Family History Center. Her travels have taken her into courthouses, libraries, and archives across the United States and in England and Ireland.