Dayna is responsible for the creation and implementation of educational programming on behalf of the Nature Center. Dayna also oversees the daily administrative needs of the summer day camp during its 10-week season, and works as a field educator for school and group visits to the center. In addition, she collaborates with the exhibits department to contribute content for exhibits and trail signage, and manages the Centers collection of educational specimens.

Dayna first came to the Center as a volunteer animal caretaker in 2007. She was hired as a summer camp counselor in 2009 and assumed her current position in 2014. She enjoys finding new opportunities to use technology as an ally in educational outreach and to keep community members engaged, most notably by increasing public exposure to scientific content and by encouraging research participation through web-based citizen science projects. In her free time, she is an avid hiker and nature photographer, and maintains a blog focused on the local flora and fauna.