Dayna Evans is a writer and editor based in New York.
She covers food, sports, politics, and culture, among other topics, and she has written about everything from surfers in Sri Lanka to meat thermometers to feminist protests in Iceland to Bradley Cooper's unwavering dedication to the Philadelphia Eagles. She is also a copywriter for J.Crew, a volunteer adult literacy tutor at the Brooklyn Public Library, and founder of Permanent Bake Sale.
A graduate of New York University's Gallatin School, she began her career at Simon & Schuster as a managing editor for young adult novels. She then taught food writing at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Dayna was a senior editor at local arts publication Impose Magazine, a contributor to The Hairpin, then a staff writer at Gawker.com. In 2015, she was hired by New York Magazine's the Cut, where she was a senior writer covering women in the workplace. There, she developed the columns How I Get It Done and I Think About This A Lot. She transitioned into a full-time freelance role at the end of 2017, and has been happily writing for a number of publications since.