Dacia is a native Texan, and has lived in Houston for most of her life. She moved to Olympia, Washington to attend the Evergreen State College. While living in Olympia, Dacia heard Ira Glass speak at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, and was so inspired by his comments about the need for young people to become involved in public radio that she went to KAOS, the community radio station located on the Evergreen campus, to volunteer the next day.
As a student at both the Evergreen State College and the University of St. Thomas (from which she earned her BA), she worked at the campus libraries. After graduating from UST, Dacia became a supervisor at the Doherty Library on the UST campus. She then earned her MLS from the University of North Texas' School of Library and Information Science, where she focused on special collections (thanks to the sage advice of NPR librarian, Kee Malesky).
Dacia became Audio Librarian at Houston Public Radio in 2009. In addition to her work in the Classical 91.7 library, she produces the podcasts "Meta Radio", "The Practice Room", and "Classical Classroom", and manages the station's social media.