Diversity & Inclusion Strategist
Dana Day graduated from Salisbury University where I received a dual Bachelor's in Psychology and Conflict Analysis/Dispute Resolution. This past August, she completed a graduate certificate in Leadership and Management Concepts at University of Maryland University College and began a Master's program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. In her higher education academic career, she has conducted research on the objectification of African slaves during the historic Slave Codes of 1705, analyzed employee trust of their management staff, and researched job satisfaction in relation to participants' personality traits and year of birth. She also completed an Honors Thesis studying student perspectives and the effects of student engagement and involvement in on-campus activities on the development of their worldview. She presented these findings at the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood's 2019 annual conference in Toronto, Ontario.
In 2018, Ms. Day traveled to Paris, France to complete an inaugural fellowship with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. During this time, she created a policy proposal for empathy education in the secondary schools of Quebec, led a team of researchers proposing ways to engage Jordan youth effected by violent extremism and prevention efforts; and she traveled to several European countries to experience a variety of cultures.
Ms. Day began at the National Institutes of Health as a Pathways Student Trainee in 2016. During her time with NIH, she has worked in National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Office of Financial Management and most recently the Office of Human Resources. In OHR, she was a Human Resources Assistant for the Global Recruitment and Metrics Unit. As an HRA, she worked diligently to onboard hundreds of NIH employees in a variety of positions; however, she primarily worked with the Pathways Program and on the NIH-wide Expanded Global Recruitment initiative. In this role, she ran and supported job announcements, a variety of recruitment efforts, managed new hires during their pre-onboarding and New Employee Orientation experiences, co-created a system to track and plan team strengthening experiences, wrote for the OHR Newsletter, and participated in candidate interviews.
In the bit of time that she does not dedicate to work and studies, Ms. Day enjoys journaling and spending time with family and friends.