Announcement from Director for Emerging News Products Chris Meighan, Editor of The Post’s new travel initiative Amanda Finnegan and Editorial Director for Emerging News Products Editorial Director Coleen O’Lear:

We are thrilled to welcome Dayana Sarkisova to the Emerging News Products team where she will be deputy editor of our new digital travel initiative.

Dayana comes to The Post from Vox Media’s SB Nation, where as deputy editor she managed staff and contributing writers on breaking, feature and enterprise stories. Dayana also oversaw the NFL editors, helping to develop coverage plans. Previously, she served as a deputy editor on the engagement team, overseeing producers across several social platforms and Apple News and Google News partnerships. She also worked with editors to establish standards for optimizing content for social engagement. Before joining SB Nation, Dayana was a senior editor at Pro Football Focus and an editor at ESPN Insider.

Dayana came to the United States as a refugee at 11 months old, when her family fled Russia shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in political science and a minor in business institutions.

Dayana’s travel philosophy is that the best way to learn a new city is to eat and drink your way through it. Before college, she traveled the world while competing on behalf of the United States on the international fencing circuit. She is also fluent in Russian.

Please welcome Dayana, who started this week.