Dayna is a retired geophysicist from ExxonMobil and spent 35 years working in the oil industry. She supplemented her geophysics background with a M.Ed. in educational psychology from the University of Houston. Dayna is Adjunct Instructor in Developmental Math – Pre-Algebra at Lone Star College – University Park. She is active in the American Legion Auxiliary and Commemorative Air Force. She and her husband Tony Smith live in Spring, Texas with their menagerie of cats and dogs.