- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology from University of Houston
Experience: Danielle’s passion and experience working with at-risk youth started in high school when she had the opportunity to mentor elementary, middle and high school students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. After high school, she led a before-school/after-school program for girls ages five through ten. She assisted girls with topics on self-esteem, communication, healthy living and leadership. During college, Danielle had the opportunity to intern at Communities in Schools Houston as a consultant. She worked as a Dance Director for five years teaching girls the skills to build confidence, identity, body image and self-esteem through dance, dance camps, and all-girls events. Additionally, Danielle mentored and volunteered through organizations including Big Brothers, Big Sister and Angel Tree.
What I love about GEN: What I really love about GEN is how passionate we are about promoting self- efficacy. I believe that helping girls own their self-efficacy and believing in their abilities to thrive and become unstoppable is the key to developing powerful women. It is important to me for girls to have a voice and develop self-esteem and confidence. I love how GEN provides a variety of tools to help girls succeed and find her “ah-ha” moment. GEN does a fabulous job at addressing critical issues that girls are currently facing. I love that I get an opportunity to witness a girl blossom into a confident young woman. It’s empowering to know that I work at an organization where the culture is positive uplifting, and everyone believes in the same mission.