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Dayna Stock

Dayna Stock


Vice President
Regions and Special Initiatives at United Way of Greater St. Louis


Prior to her work at the United Way, Stock was the manager of the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life at the University of Missouri in St. Louis (UMSL), an organization committed to increasing women's participation in the public policy process. In addition to preparing women to run for office, Dayna has encouraged hundreds of college women to develop their leadership skills and prepare for lives of civic engagement as the director of the Institute's leadership programs: the 21st Century Leadership Academy and the UMSL LEAD program.

Dayna serves on the executive committee of the board of directors for the United Way of Greater St. Louis, and is the chair of the Community Investment Committee. She is a member of the American Association of University Women.

Stock earned a PhD in political science and a masters in Public Policy Administration from the University of Missouri in St. Louis, and a BS in Communications from Missouri State University. Her research agenda focuses on American politics with an emphasis on gender and political institutions, women's roles in politics, and political ambition, specifically as it relates to college women.