Director of Programs and Community Engagement
Prior to joining APAICS, Danielle worked for Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) as an advisor on the Congressman’s AAPI Civic Engagement, Energy, Environment/Natural Resources, Banking/Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, Science/Space, and Animal Welfare legislative portfolio. In addition to her legislative work, Danielle managed the Congressman’s role as co-Chair in the U.S.-Japan Caucus and Congressional Caucus on ASEAN, and Chairmanship of the United States-Spain Council.
As Founder & former President, Danielle serves as an Advisory Board member of the Clean Energy and Technology Staff Association, a bipartisan and bicameral congressional staff association dedicated to educating and promoting the adoption of clean energy technologies among Capitol Hill staff. Danielle also serves as an Advisory Member to the Capitol Hill Community Service Staff Association (CHCSA) bringing congressional staff together for community service projects throughout the Washington, D.C. area.
Prior to joining Congressman Castro’s office, Danielle served as an appointee with the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). During her time at DOE, Danielle worked as Special Advisor for Strategic Planning in the Office of Secretary and Office of Nuclear Energy, where she worked on PUNT (Peaceful Use of Nuclear Technology) Agreement with China.
Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., Danielle worked as a Field Manager for Environment America in Syracuse, New York for re-elect President Obama and New York Congressional candidates, where she managed and trained canvassers. Danielle received her B.A. in Political Science and Chinese Studies from Syracuse University.