Danya Diaz was born and raised in the fabulous city of Las Vegas, Nevada. She attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and received a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and a bachelor of arts degree in German. During her university years, she was a member of the Kappa Iota Nu Kinesiology club and was inducted into Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society. She was also a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority, where she served as the vice president of philanthropic services. This past year, Danya had the honor of working as a guest teacher for her local school district, where she had the opportunity to experience firsthand how vital language learning can be. In her free time, Danya is an avid lover of TV and film. She also enjoys traveling, dancing, playing piano, and rock climbing. She is excited and honored to be a US teaching assistant in Linz, Austria, for the 2020–21 school year.