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Hi, I'm Danielle!

I develop strategies that promote impact and innovation for products, brands, and companies. 

With 6+ years of experience in strategy, consulting, and brand/product management at Fortune 100 companies, large nonprofits, and social enterprises, I am now pursuing an MBA at the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business with concentrations in marketing, strategy, analytics, and entrepreneurship.

Scroll down to learn more about how I am the unique combination of analytical and left-brained, and creative and right-brained.


My natural inclination is to use logic and data for sense-making, decision-making, and systems thinking. According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment, I'm an INTJ (introverted, intuitive, thinking, and judging), which means I'm analytical, introspective, and strive for servant leadership. Fun fact: INTJ is also the rarest personality type for women. [1] 

designing for impact

My education has installed the lifelong values of openness to growth, critical thinking, intellectual excellence, and social justice. This has contributed to my belief that companies that strategically align social and environmental responsibility with their business objectives are the most effective drivers of long-term, sustainable impact.


One of the benefits of being the middle child is that I learned diplomacy, resourcefulness, and creative problem-solving skills from a young age. Now I apply these skills daily when working with diverse, cross-functional teams to foster greater collaboration and creativity.    


I put my undergraduate training in diplomacy to work as a translator between technical and non-technical audiences. As a strategist at the world's largest aerospace company, I shepherded 100 engineers across 7 company sites to develop innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) challenges based on the innovative, highly technical work they did at the company—yet simple and understandable enough for K-12 students. 


I utilize data to develop strategies that align business objectives with long-term innovation and impact. When solving a problem, I take both a systems thinking and design thinking approach—of looking at both the big picture and the interconnected details of a situation—to synthesize data and develop actionable insights. 


I’m what Author and Professor Adam Grant calls a “Giver,” someone who makes “microloans of knowledge, skills, and connections to other people.” [3] A couple years ago, I founded The Give, a monthly list of social impact jobs and opportunities for changemakers which grew organically to nearly 2,000 subscribers from around the world. While The Give has evolved since then, I continue to offer career coaching and connections for mission-driven professionals.