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Audience in Lecture






Chief of Staff


America's Promise Alliance


Daniella is currently the Chief of Staff at America’s Promise Alliance. Originally from Miami, FL, Dani is a proud Latina and daughter of immigrants. She brings over 15 years of experience in education across a multitude of positions such as program director, founding school leader, operations director, teacher, and community organizer. Her approach is grounded in racial equity and culturally-responsive practice, working towards reimagining public education to achieve exceptional results for all students

Prior to joining APA, Dani was Chief External Affairs Officer for the STRIVE Prep charter school network in Denver, CO, where she led a cross-functional team across the areas of philanthropy & strategic partnerships, communications & marketing, advocacy & family engagement, as well as athletics & activities. Tasked with amplifying stories of success, building authentic engagement across the community, and creating meaningful strategic partnerships to bring more equitable opportunities for students, Dani’s team provided hands-on coaching support, created tools and resources, and built many strong partnerships to support the network of 10 schools and over 3,400 students.

Dani’s prior experience includes co-founding and co-leading MATCH Community Day Elementary school in Boston, MA; one of the proudest accomplishments of her career. The school was a model for co-creating with community and families and served a high percentage of immigrant and emergent bilingual students, like herself. She is passionate about authentic engagement, equity, and empowering families and students to create lasting impact in their communities. In addition to her experience in K12 education, Dani is a seasoned manager dedicated to developing talent, building inclusive teams, and training and coaching team members to uncover their strengths and achieve their full potential.

Dani holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Film from Boston College. She lives with her daughter and husband in Denver, CO where she’s active in her local school system and community. Additionally, Dani serves as the Board Chair for Denver Families for Public Schools, a local organization that works with families, educators and community members to increase civic engagement and electoral participation especially among BIPOC populations.

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