Danielle is running for Congress because as an active constituent of FL-03 and as a working-class resident of Alachua County, she realizes that our district’s challenges require community-first leadership.
Growing up in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Danielle watched her parents work hard to make ends meet for their three children while still finding a way to take care of others. Her parents’ community-oriented approach to life instilled in her the importance of living a life of compassion and service. From a young age, Danielle has always made it a priority in her life to spend her free time volunteering at community organizations or finding ways to lead through service, like when she led a community-wide project to gather Christmas gifts for troops stationed overseas.
Danielle volunteered in Central America where she took part in a program aimed at supporting impoverished and orphaned children in El Salvador and Guatemala. After returning to the US, she attended college in South Florida, where she started a career in higher education before settling in Gainesville. Danielle holds a BA in ministry from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Master of Arts in intercultural studies from Biola University. Danielle currently works in customer service at a made-in-the-USA furniture company. In her free time, she loves cartography, American history, and going to trivia nights in Gainesville. She also enjoys gardening, reading, and hiking in the incredible natural treasures that encompass North Central Florida.
Danielle is stepping up to run because it’s time to bring the voices of everyday Floridians and hard-working, people-first leadership to Congress for the third district.
Danielle knows firsthand what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck, board up her home for a hurricane, live without health insurance, and navigate our broken unemployment system. The issues we face in North Central Florida are too important to be mired by self-serving interests. With the support and votes of her district, Danielle will lead with compassion and be a true representative for everyone in FL-03.
Our representation has failed to listen to and address our communities' issues. It’s time that instead of serving their own personal needs, our representative serves the people. We’re all tired of living in a world where our representatives put partisanship above helping people and aren’t willing to work together.