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Danielle is a lifelong conservationist, having dedicated her entire professional career to being an advocate for nature and the special places and creatures we cherish. While attending Michigan State University for a degree in political science, she helped organize and lobby the Board of Trustees to build one of the most comprehensive and sustainable recycling facilities on any college campus. This first successful environmental campaign sparked the fire for organizing, advocacy, and action.
After several years of working for various conservation organizations, she decided to serve in the Peace Corps, getting placed in Tanzania. In a rural village with no running water or electricity, she worked with community leaders to build new water tanks for the school and health clinic, initiate a tree planting project to better protect water sources, and create a girls empowerment club. Her time in Tanzania was a life-changing experience, to say the least.
In Oregon since 2014, she feels a deep sense of gratitude for getting to advocate for the state's wildlife. When she's not working, she enjoys hiking and exploring Oregon with her husband and two sons, practicing yoga, and doing jigsaw puzzles.