Ceana earned her BA Art Education from the University of Toledo (Ohio), and taught visual art grades 7-12 in Ohio and Michigan. She lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for many years where she painted murals, trompe l’oeil, and faux wall finishes, for corporations, businesses, schools, and private homes as well as created her own paintings
In 2003, Ceana relocated to the Bay Area, and realized how much she missed teaching, so returned to school. She earned her MA TESL from the University of San Francisco as well as her California K-12 Art Teaching Credential while also tutoring and teaching English. Three years ago, she melded her love of language, art, and teaching when she joined the School of Art Education at Academy of Art University.