Danya is a Detroit native, Brooklyn resident filmmaker whose work focuses on ordinary people in extraordinary moments of their lives. Her films have screened at MoMA’s Doc Fortnight, the True/False Film Festival and the Rooftop Films Festival among others.

She is an Oberlin College graduate and a fellow of Uniondocs 2013/2014 Studio Collaborative. 

Danya freelances as an editor and producer for VICELAND, National Geographic Tv and CNN and story consults for a variety of feature documentary and narrative films.