Danielle joins Transcend as a Learning Engineer. She is responsible for leading school teams through the process of getting and using evidence in service of innovation and continuous improvement.
Prior to joining Transcend, Danielle served as a Data Strategist for Atlanta Public Schools where she designed and produced actionable data views to inform school board strategy for improving outcomes for students in early grades. She also served as a Lead Evaluator for the Atlanta Area Evaluation Association where she worked with several Atlanta-area nonprofits to help build their internal evaluation capacity. Danielle has experience as an international development consultant, managing research & evaluation projects in Sierra Leone, Kenya and Ethiopia focused on improving health and well-being outcomes for vulnerable groups.
Danielle fell in love with education during her time as a Teach for America corps member in Houston, Texas where she taught high school math and coached varsity volleyball. She also spent a year in South Korea teaching English and traveling the world. She remains closely connected to the youth through private tutoring and as a board member of Zena’s House, an Atlanta-based non-profit that provides life-skills workshops and exposure experiences to middle and high school students.
Danielle holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.A. in International Development with a concentration in Program Evaluation from Emory University. Danielle calls Decatur, GA home and enjoys hiking, yoga, trying new vegetarian & vegan recipes and riding her motorcycle.