Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology
B.S. Ecosystem Science and Sustainability with Anthropology minor, Colorado State University, 2017
Associates of Arts and Sciences, Bellevue College, 2015
Specializing in Humans and the Environment
Human interaction with the environment; community-based conservation; sustainable international development; the ecological, social and economic impacts of tourism; traditional ecological knowledge; science communication; environmental education/outreach
Danielle was born and raised just outside of Seattle and grew up hiking, backpacking and camping when she wasn't competing in Junior Olympic Gymnastics. After an injury ended her gymnastics career, she fell more in love with the outdoors, decided to study her passion, and in 2015 transferred to Colorado State University's Warner College of Natural Resources to major in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability. After taking a cultural anthropology course during her first semester at CSU, Danielle discovered the many different ways humans treat and interact with their environments and how culture influences these interactions. She immediately decided to minor in Anthropology and further investigate this relationship between humans and the natural world.
Danielle graduated cum laude from CSU in December 2017 and is excited to begin her Master's in Anthropology with Humans and the Environment Specialization. She is interested in topics related to ecotourism, sustainable international development, community based conservation, natural resource policy and environmental education and outreach. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, skiing, rock climbing, camping and long distance running! She completed her first marathon in 2017 and aims to qualify for the Boston Marathon before she turns 30.