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- Building relationships with the media
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As SSN’s Director of Communications, Danielle helps scholars become powerful players in public policy debates. In this capacity, she manages the communications team as they expand opportunities for members to become thought leaders in their field. She serves as the team’s lead media strategist, bridging connections across SSN’s departments and overseeing trainings for scholars on Op-Eds, TV interviews, and talking to reporters.
Previously Danielle served as the Director of Policy and Communications for Boston After School & Beyond, a city-wide coalition of afterschool and summer learning programs serving students in Boston Public Schools. She began her career as a Fulbright Fellow in South Korea, and then served as a community organizer in her home state of New Jersey—most notably as a Regional Field Director for the 2012 presidential campaign. She continued on as a Communications Specialist in the New Jersey Senate Majority Office, where she managed the legislative press for six state senators.
Danielle earned a Master’s degree in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Psychology from Smith College. Committed to expanding access to power and opportunity, Danielle proudly serves on the Board of Directors for New Leaders Council Boston, and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women.