Associate / Special Projects Coordinator Dayna Hagewood

Dayna graduated from Rutgers University in May of 2019 with a degree in English and Cinema Studies and a concentration in Creative Writing.

Though she previously wanted to be a novelist, her discovery of film as an academic discipline has changed her goals and intentions. She believes that writing and filmmaking are incredibly closely related, and she is interested in the intersection between the two mediums. Her favorite films and books are those that leave a lasting emotional impact, long after the credits have rolled or the pages have turned.

Dayna loves working with FF2 Media because writing about film harmonizes her greatest interests and allows her to participate in showcasing women artists doing amazing work. As a female artist herself, Dayna appreciates that FF2 carves out a space in an industry so unwilling to lend one to marginalized groups. Dayna hopes that she can aid in creating and facilitating that necessary space for those that have been ignored in the past.

In addition to her work with FF2, Dayna also currently works at Princeton University Press. In her spare time, she writes her own poetry and lyric essays, paying specific attention to the grammatical and sentence level means by which one can articulate thoughts. She also spends time hosting and organizing local music events in the New Brunswick community. Dayna enjoys small notebooks, going to the food store, and hedgehogs. She has recently become a mother to a very odd hamster named Nami.

To read Dayna’s reviews, click here.

Top Photo: Dayna in front of a mural.
Middle Photo: Dayna in Sausalito, California.
Bottom Photo: Dayna eating a slice of bread with her best friends.


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Dayna holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University in English and Cinema Studies with a concentration in Creative Writing. She recently graduated with her Master of Arts in Teaching English from Montclair State University. Dayna currently teaches middle-school English in New Jersey. She has taught students spanning grades K-12 and loves encouraging young people to pursue the arts. Dayna enjoys working with FF2 Media because writing about women artists harmonizes some of her greatest interests. She is passionate about film, literature, and antiquing.
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