Dayna Dion

Senior Director of National and Global Engagement
Urban Education Institute

Dayna Dion is the Senior Director of National and Global Engagement at UChicago UEI and UChicago Urban Labs. Dion develops and leads the implementation of communications and engagement strategies to support the initiatives and priorities of both the Urban Education Institute and UChicago Urban Labs at a national and global scale.

Dion has 15 years of experience leading brand and communications strategies at global advertising and media agencies. Prior to joining UEI, Dion worked as the Director of Communications Planning at Optimum Media Direction (OMD) and as the Cultural Strategy Director at Ogilvy & Mather in Chicago, Illinois. She has developed and led large-scale projects for Dove and the American Medical Association and has spoken at professional conferences as an expert in modern marketing and brand strategies.

Dion holds an MA in international relations from the University of Chicago and an MS in journalism from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism.