Channa received a B.A. degree in English from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, graduating magna cum laude in December 1990. She went on to obtain her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She began practicing law in 1994, came to College Station and established her own private law firm in the Bryan/College Station area.
Channa received the “Am Jur Award” for both Contracts and Law Office Management, which recognizes the student with the highest grade in a particular law school class in a given semester. The award is sponsored by Thomson West, the publishers of the American Jurisprudence (“Am Jur”) legal encyclopedia.