As Search Associate, Dafina supports search teams in managing all aspects and stages of the search process. She works with senior leaders to identify and recruit top talent to various leadership roles across the country.
She is passionate about creating and supporting work environments that celebrate staff agency and empowerment and centering historically marginalized voices.
Before joining Koya, Dafina worked in recruitment and admissions for Year Up, a national workforce development program connecting young adults to careers in technology and business. She nurtured and developed partnerships with community-based organizations across the Greater Boston area, utilized data to strategize solutions, interviewed and assessed applicants, and managed various projects to drive towards success.
Dafina graduated with a BA in Theatre Studies, concentrating on the representations of Women of Color on stage and screen from Wellesley College.