Entrepreneur Success Coordinator
Danielle joined the Prospera team in January 2020 as Entrepreneur Success Coordinator. Many things drew her to Prospera, but it was the organization’s commitment to social justice and popular education that convinced Danielle that she could find a professional home here.
Danielle grew up in the East Bay, but has spent extensive time living and working in Latin America. While earning her Master of Public Administration, Danielle worked in Brazil and Colombia in environmental justice, program monitoring and evaluation, and humanitarian assistance for displaced persons. Building on her experience as a yoga instructor, Danielle applied a trauma-informed, mind-body perspective to her work and discovered her passion for working in the intersection of social justice and healing.
For the last ten years, Danielle has worked in Bay Area nonprofits, schools, and youth detention facilities as a mindfulness instructor, trainer, curriculum developer, and program evaluation specialist. She has trained hundreds of community leaders in cultural humility, restorative practices, and trauma-informed education, and launched a successful social and emotional program to improve school climate at an alternative high school in Mexico City.
Danielle is co-founder of a social enterprise that provides training and leadership coaching to advance racial equity and healing, and she loves learning how to be a better bridge for fellow white people to increase their awareness and allyship. When not at work, Danielle can be found dancing and performing, supporting environmental and social justice movements, and hanging out with her multi-lingual, multi-generational “family”.