Meet Danielle! Danielle is our Community Engagement Manager and an all-around awesome do-it-all team player in our office. You may know Danielle best from our Family Workshop series - she is the one behind the scenes coordinating each workshop to ensure families have the important resources they need as they fight Duchenne.
Danielle’s biggest inspirations to work hard every day are all her friends impacted by Duchenne and other neuromuscular disorders.
Most of all, her brother Tanner, fuels her passion for advocacy and programming. Tanner was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy just before he turned four years old.
After Tanner was diagnosed, Danielle would help her mom plan fundraising runs, dinner benefits, and golf outings. She would actively involve herself by helping her mom create flyers, solicit businesses for auction items, and ask for sponsorships. Through these grassroots efforts, Danielle ultimately realized that she loved working for a cause greater than herself. In college, she interned at Make-A-Wish Foundation and had her first experience as a camp counselor at MDA camp. These opportunities led her to Jett Foundation, where everyday she fulfills her life’s passion: helping others.
“My friends and Tanner have taught me more about myself and life than I'd ever imagine at 25,” said Danielle. “I love them all dearly and couldn't picture my life and the future without them. They all deserve the world and SO much more. I won't stop until they do.”
In her spare time, Danielle enjoys Tuesday night trivia, intramural kickball, and hanging on M Street beach with her friends. She is a also homebody–spending much of her time traveling home to enjoy time with her family in New Jersey.