State House Representative for District 83
Danielle moved to Memphis as a child when her father took a position at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His example instilled in her a great sense of community service. Danielle is a product of Memphis City Schools having graduated from Craigmont High School and is a proud graduate of the University of Memphis (Go Tigers Go!) having earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting. She also attained a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University. Additionally, she earned the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations.
For over twenty years Danielle worked in the financial service industry; she held positions in accounting, finance, credit analysis and investment management, providing a strong background to understand the budgetary issues our state faces.
More recently, Danielle transitioned to the public sector in order to more directly serve the community. She is currently Manager of Continuous Improvement and Evaluation at the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce, combining her strong analytical skills, financial expertise, and non-profit experience, to help strengthen the Memphis area workforce.
One of Danielle’s earliest forays in politics was working in Harold Ford, Jr.’s Senatorial campaign. She later served as moderator of political forums for the League of Women Voters of Memphis/ Shelby County, which deepened her interest in local politics and highlighted the low number of female elected officials in our community. Danielle is a graduate of the Emerge Tennessee class of 2018; Emerge trains Democratic women to run for office.
Danielle believes that for Memphis, Germantown, and Shelby County to thrive we must recognize that our interests are tied together. She looks forward to being part of a stronger Shelby County delegation that works to serve the entire community.