Danielle currently serves as the Legal & Government Affairs Associate at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) where she manages the advocacy program and legislation tracking in all 50 states. Prior to joining AORN, Danielle was the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry’s Colorado Manufacturing Initiative Program Manager where she functioned as the industry liaison on several task groups and advisory councils. At CRL Associates, Inc. was an Account Executive where she served as Coalition Director on several campaigns including a statewide referendum, local initiative, and a regional transportation project. Danielle’s political interest was initially sparked by her desire to advance policies and principles that were central to her values. Danielle is widely recognized for her skills at team building, conflict resolution, leadership, and developing lasting professional relationships.
Her impressive political campaign background includes serving as Deputy Field Director and Political Director for Salazar for Congress, Regional Field Director for the Udall, Obama, and Salazar campaigns (Forward Colorado), and as a Field Organizer for the Ritter for Governor Campaign. Danielle also served as GOTV Director for the African-American Voter Information and Registration project during the 2011 mayoral run-off election. Her extensive experience in the campaign field has allowed her the benefit of not only working on Denver campaigns, but also the Colorado Western Slope, for three cycles. Currently, Danielle is working to strengthen the Adams Young Dems, which is the county where she resides.
Here in Colorado, Danielle is a board member on Emerge Colorado, which works to recruit, train and elect Democratic women to office. She also serves on the NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation board. Nationally, Danielle is the Colorado co-director and partner of the Truman National Security Project, and serves a Young Democrats of America National Committeeperson for Colorado.
She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Communication. Danielle will graduate May 2014 with her Master’s in Public Administration and concentration in Local Government at the University of Colorado Denver.
Being a Colorado native, she grew up enjoying the outdoors, snowboarding, hiking, camping, fishing, and running 5Ks. Danielle’s love of travel has taken her throughout the U.S., China, and Guatemala where she earned her certificate in advanced Spanish. She relishes her time at home relaxing with her dog, Rambo.