Dayana Kupisk is an applied researcher with a passion for translating science to improve programs and policies in support of child and family well-being. Dayana received her PhD in human development and family studies from the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. During her time at UW, Dayana worked on several projects aimed at bringing research and best practices into the real world, including managing a research-based blog for parents of teens and supporting evaluation of a mindfulness parenting program. Dayana additionally brings over a decade of direct-service experience working with children and families in community organizations. She has worked with runaway and homeless youth, survivors of domestic abuse, and workforce development programming.