Danya is a connector at her core and loves building things from scratch. She revels in exploring new spiritual practices and believes that we are all more alike than we are different.
Danya is the founder of Arq, a media company and community that helps anyone connect with all things Jewish in a relevant, inclusive way.
Danya also hosts Mystery Prayer Gatherings, which offer an evening of learning, practice, and connection with a spiritual leader whose background is a mystery until guests arrive.
Previously, Danya created the marketing and community functions at Spark Capital, was a founding employee and leader of culture and community at Skillshare, and fought for educational equality as a Director of Recruitment at Teach For America.
Danya is an On Being Fellow and a member of the ROI Community and Harvard Divinity School’s invite-only cohort of spiritual innovators. She has presented globally at Wisdom 2.0, The Conference, and the University of California, Berkeley, and been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, The Atlantic, Tablet Magazine, Thrive Global, and NPR.
Danya was born and raised on the East Coast, educated in the Midwest, and lives with her husband in sunny Los Angeles.