Danielle graduated from Minnesota State University, Moorhead in 2012 with a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Leadership Studies. While on campus Danielle was President of her College Republicans, Chair of the MSUM Student Senate Legislative & Internal Affairs Committee, and Founder of MSUM Students Against Human Trafficking. Danielle launched her political career with an internship at the Minnesota State Senate followed by internships for the Republican Party of Minnesota and the radio program We the People, hosted by Chris Berg. After graduating, Danielle spent her summer interning in the Leadership Institute's Recruitment Department before getting hired as the Youth Coordinator on George Allen’s campaign for the U.S. Senate in Virginia. Currently Danielle works as the Campus Elections Coordinator at the Leadership Institute.