Danielle (she/her) is the proud daughter of Ilokano parents and ancestors of farmers hailing from Santa Ignacia, Tarlac. Raised alongside 10 sibling cousins under the care of many lolas and titas, she’s been privileged to make a home in New Jersey, the Bronx, Barcelona, and now Detroit.
She has worked in nonprofit communications since 2009 in the realms of public radio, theatre, public health, and yearlong voluntary service organizations. Currently, as the Development & Engagement Coordinator at Keep Growing Detroit (KGD), you can find her behind the latest fundraising campaigns or citywide events, sharpening skills in data management, beautifying outreach efforts, and helping out on harvest days at KGD Farm. She’s also a proud member of the Garden Resource Program, participant in the Sweet on Detroit Beekeeping Program and Club, and lead co-conspirator of the Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund.
She maintains a humble garden and beehives on Detroit’s Eastside alongside her husband and adorable pup. You could also find her around town playing in the Detroit City Futbol League, breaking pandesal with the Detroit Filpino Supper Club, or co-creating with the Three Ates behind BA·ON - a monthly food subscription and events that highlight local produce, Filipino dishes, and the ways in which we celebrate and remember our culture.