After growing up on a farm in Iowa, Danielle moved to Massachusetts, where she studied English with a citation (minor) in Spanish at Harvard University. At Harvard, Danielle was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior and graduated summa cum laude a year later. She spent most of her free time in college in the theatre shop, building sets with power tools.
Danielle went on to earn her Master's degree in Renaissance Literature at the University of Cambridge, before accepting a Global Academic Fellowship in Writing at New York University Abu Dhabi for the following year. She is currently a PhD student in English and Theatre, and a member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, at Columbia University.
Danielle has taught throughout her educational career, as a sixth grade teacher's aid in her senior year of high school, a tutor at the Harvard Extension School and College Writing Centers, a volunteer instructor through Cambridge's Teaching English as a Second Language program, and a tutor and workshop leader at NYUAD. She is highly skilled in helping students develop strong admissions portfolios for college, law school, business school, and medical school. Her research focuses on the interactions between economics and performance in Renaissance drama and contemporary theatre. Outside of school and theatre, Danielle enjoys travel, napping, and hanging out in coffee shops.