Dyan attended the Air Force Academy, where she was a member of the Air Force Parachute team and learned to fly. After studying engineering, she served as an Acquisitions Officer. While managing cruise missiles, a type of unmanned aircraft, she earned her MBA. Dyan then supported Air Force One and Global Hawk UAS engineering and logistics. Her PhD research in UAS/drones, RFID, wireless systems, computer vision and the promotion of hydrocarbon sequestration from a UAV led Dyan to the energy sector and being selected as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2016).