Dayna Altman is an energetic and dynamic entrepreneur, author, and creator. The full force and sole operator of Bake it Till You Make it LLC, Dayna harvests her passion for mental health advocacy by using food and baking to create an authentic recipe for vulnerable storytelling. A nationally recognized mental health advocate, Dayna is a dual graduate of Northeastern University and an active Boston community member, Dayna has experience both working in the mental health field and with youth-based non-profits. Currently, Dayna is a touring mental health speaker and full time entrepreneur spending her time writing poetry and cookbooks, documentary filmmaking, and exploring new ways to change the world using her own story.Living with depression and OCD, as well as being in recovery from an eating disorder and sexual assault, Dayna Altman truly lives her message.
Master of Public Health, Northeastern University 2018
BS in Human Services and Psychology Northeastern University 2015
Mental Health Certifications
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Education
Past Entrepreneurial Experience
Life After and Erasing Excuses
Directed, created and produced a short documentary about sexual violence and healing. Plans and executes public apperances and documentary screenings at universities across the country.
The BEA(YOU)TIFUL Project
Founded a body positivity organization to inspire all people to embrace beauty at every size. Presents at conferences and speaks publicly about eating disorder history.
Mental Health Related Awards
One of thirty young adults invited to the White House to join a mental health task force to address Youth Mental Health
Distinguished Alumni Award
Sole recipient for dedication to activism and the mental health field-National Active Minds Organization 2016-Sacramento CA
Lenny Bellino Award
Sole recipient for outstanding compassion and patience toward residents/families- McLean Hospital 2016-Middleboro MA
Highlighted Speaking Engagements
Brown & Brown Insurance Company
Duxbury Senior Center
Highlighted Media & Press Recognition
Youth Mental Health Action Forum Young Leader (2022)
Recognized at the White House at the Inaugural Forum hosted by MTV and The Biden Harris administration.
Transformational Leader, Exelon Magazine (2022)
Soberpreneur Podcast with Kelsey More
No Shame on U Podcast
"31 Best Resilient Books to Read in 2019"
2020 World Gourmand Cookbook Award Recipient
AERIE by American Eagle
News at Northeastern