Danielle was born in Valdez, AK and later moved to Tallahassee when she was 10 years old. After graduating high school, Danielle initially pursued a career in Cosmetology, however, quickly realized her passion resided elsewhere. She began working with the Florida Department of Health and pursued a Bachelors of Science in Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration, both from the University of Phoenix. Danielle began working at FSU in Sponsored Research Administration in 2016, and joined the Florida Institute for Child Welfare in June 2017 as its Administrative Specialist. In her free time, she loves to sing, spend time with family, and cook.