Dayanna is a lawyer graduated from the University of Zulia, Venezuela, and also has a degree in Journalism, from the Private University Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín. She is a participant of the 2022 Summer Fellowship in Comparative and Federal Indigenous Peoples Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. She belongs to the Wayuu indigenous community and since 2018 has been dedicated to the promotion and defense of Human Rights in Venezuela.
She has focused on the investigation and construction of narratives on issues related to the protection of civic spaces, food security, the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and extrajudicial killings as part of her work as Project Coordinator of the Commission for Human Rights of the Zulia State (Codhez). She has supported the strengthening of Venezuelan civil society organizations in different ways, including her participation as a mentor in the “What We Do Better” program of the Goethe Institute Venezuela and Resonalia.
At Dejusticia, she is a Fellow of the Ethnic & Racial Issue.