Director of Community

In 2013, Danya created a new role at Spark with the goal of helping startup founders and employees succeed through peer support, collaboration, and shared resources. She currently oversees community and marketing, including communications and events.

As the world’s population grows and more people are exposed to technology, it has become increasingly more important for the technology industry to become more inclusive. This is true of the people technology serves as well as those who create it.

Formerly an evangelist and recruiter for Teach For America and a founding employee and leader of culture and community at Skillshare, Danya is a connector who aims to build and strengthen communities, create greater access for more people, communicate with transparency, and promote learning through sharing.

Outside of Spark, Danya co-founded Pop-Up Shabbat, a pop-up restaurant inspired by Jewish culture. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in Anthropology and Spanish.