Dana Downey Bio

Dana Downey

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Director, Career Development Center
New York University Abu Dhabi

Dana Downey serves as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at NYUAD, overseeing the Career Development Center and Community Outreach departments, as well as the assessment and communications portfolios of the Student Affairs division. She has worked in higher education on three continents, seeking to foster cultures of curiosity, impact, and career development. She aims to connect people with each other and with opportunities, build capacity on teams, and lower barriers to access when it comes to options. She has presented at local, regional, and international conferences about contextualized career advising, data-driven decision making, regionally relevant recruitment, and the advantage of global mobility.