Dani is passionate about supporting clients in thinking about how identity and power impact individuals and teams, and how organizations can thrive by tapping into their people.
Prior to joining Paradigm, Dani worked as a mental health counselor in the California Public School System and as a prisoner re-entry counselor at San Quentin State Prison, delivering public health programming designed to support marginalized communities in gaining access to information, resources, education, and power.
Dani also worked in leadership development as a coach, facilitator, program designer, adjunct professor, and consultant delivering content to hundreds of executives at non-profits, school districts, foundations, and private companies. She holds expertise in critical race theory, liberation frameworks, change management, and restorative practices. Dani is adept at creating and holding vulnerable group learning spaces that promote meaningful personal and professional transformations.
Dani holds a bachelor’s in Sociology with an emphasis on Social Change from the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds a master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco, where her research focused on the impacts of poverty on educational opportunity and achievement for children in the U.S.