Raised in a multi-cultural home with strong ties to both Cuba and Israel, Danny grew up passionate about social justice, community building, and global affairs. Shortly after visiting his Cuban family in Havana for the first time in 2014, changes in family travel policy prevented Danny from accessing his family for eight years. This foundational experience taught Danny that an inability to appreciate and navigate diversity with nuance and humility divides communities. To foster more progressive and enduring connections amongst and between different people groups, Danny studied political science and sociology at Middlebury College while working on campus at the college admissions office, the Americans with Disabilities Act Office, and a research center focused on the comparative study of race and ethnicity. These experiences, bolstered by summer internships at the Washington Office on Latin America and the ACLU’s Racial Justice Project, led Danny to Cook Ross Inc., a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultancy. Over the course of five years there he held various roles, including Project Manager, Client Success Lead, and Chief of Staff. As a way to provide direct service to the broader community from 2016-2018, Danny also volunteered at and served on the Board of Shepherd’s Table, a Silver Spring-based organization that provides basic, essential services to vulnerable community members, particularly those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. In 2018, Danny co-founded the Inclusion NextWork, a non-profit collaborative for emerging leaders committed to I.D.E.A.S.: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Social Justice. With aims to continue exploring organizational vehicles through which to catalyze social change and bridge community divides, Danny is pursuing an MBA at the Yale School of Management.

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