Daina is a writer and editor who covers climate and environmental issues. She uses explanatory storytelling to bring context to the top climate headlines and to help complex concepts make sense.
Before joining Manifest Climate, Daina worked as a journalist in daily newsrooms and at magazines, contributing to several award-winning projects. She was previously a reporter at Global News, where she worked on two editorial series that won RTDNA Canada awards for investigative journalism. Daina was also previously an editorial fellow at Canadian current affairs magazine The Walrus, where she contributed to a long-form journalistic project that won the title of Best Editorial Package as part of Canada’s Digital Publishing Awards.
Daina has reported on major Canadian stories, including the 2021 Barrie tornado, the historic Muskoka floods of 2019, the root causes of boil-water advisories in First Nations across Canada, Ontario’s long-term care crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
She holds a Master of Journalism degree from Toronto Metropolitan University, where she worked on a project about covering natural disasters, which was nominated for a Canadian Online Publishing Award. Daina’s master’s research explored addiction treatment in Ontario and was published by TVO. She also holds of Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Wilfrid Laurier University.