As advocacy associate, Danielle works with the team, member chiefs, and external partners to help develop and implement our advocacy and policy agenda. Prior to joining Chiefs for Change, she served as director of foundational giving and senior development writer for a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health services, education, and advocacy. There, she created and executed strategies to achieve major fundraising goals and oversaw the production of all grant proposals and reports. Danielle also worked for four years as a member of the communications team at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, now Arnold Ventures, where she managed strategic communications to help drive reform on a variety of policy issues related to education, criminal justice, scientific research, and public finance, among others. Before her time at the foundation, Danielle served as public information officer for a city in central Texas. She was responsible for developing internal and external communications to inform and engage residents, employees, and the media. Danielle earned her bachelor’s in communications from the University of Texas at Austin.