Danielle currently serves as the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry’s Colorado Manufacturing Initiative Program Manager. Prior to joining CACI, Danielle worked at CRL Associates, Inc. as an Account Executive where she served as Coalition Director on several campaigns including a statewide referendum, local initiative, and 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 lives. She also serves on Emerge Colorado’s Advisory Board and is a Truman National Security Project Partner.
She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Communication. Danielle is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration with a 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.