Intern, Girl Up, United Nations Foundation
Dayna Geldwert joined the United Nations Foundation as a Global Partnerships and Public Affairs intern with the Girl Up campaign. Prior to joining our team, Dayna was a Corporate Communications intern at Rodale, Inc., a publisher of health and wellness magazines and one of the largest independent book publishers in the United States. During the summer of 2011, Dayna worked at the sports marketing and event management company Korff Enterprises, Inc., functioning as a public relations intern for the New York City Triathlon. Throughout her time at college, Dayna was a strong supporter of her school’s Women’s Center. As a passionate 4-year member of Break the Silence, a student-led group of gender violence peer educators on campus, Dayna facilitated campus-wide discussions on issues such as rape culture, personal empowerment, and partner abuse, while challenging the women and men in her community to stand up against a culture of violence. With 80 hours of training, Dayna staffed a sexual violence help hotline, helping to turn victims into strong survivors.
Graduating Summa Cum Laude from Lehigh University as a part of the Eckardt Scholars Program and the Technology, Research and Communications Fellowship, Dayna earned her Bachelor’s degree and departmental honors in Journalism with minors in both Business and Mass Communications. Originally from Larchmont, NY, Dayna loves to speak French, travel, eat spicy foods and shop at outdoor markets.
Fun fact: Dayna makes amazing banana bread and is an all-star kickball player.
Blog Posts by Dayna Geldwert
Enter to Win a Meet and Greet with Victoria Justice
Want to meet Victoria Justice? Here’s your chance! Enter the Girl Up contest for a chance to hang out with Girl Up’s Victorious Champion on her first national tour!!
August 3, 2012
Rebecca Soni, Girl Up Champion, Shatters World Record
Rebecca Soni made our country proud today by shattering the world record (yes, the record that she had only just set the night before!) in the 200-meter breaststroke, clocking in at 2:19.59 to win the gold.
August 3, 2012
Shop At Target and Support Girl Up!
With the new school year coming up around the corner, Girl Up and our partner CLEAN & CLEAR® are excited to announce an exclusive deal at Target for back-to-school shoppers! Buy any two CLEAN & CLEAR® products at your neighborhood Target and receive a cute tote bag featuring the Girl Up campaign!
July 6, 2012
Take Action Tuesday: Google Hangout with Adolescent Refugee Girls
Imagine being forced to leave your home and everything you know to seek protection in a refugee camp. Now imagine having to start over in a new country where the language, the people and the culture are foreign to you. A group of awesome refugee girls who came to the United States from several different countries will be discussing some of these challenges and more with our Teen Advisors tomorrow, June 27 from 11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET.
June 26, 2012