Born and raised in Burnie, Danielle has always had a strong interest in social justice, policy and politics. Danielle’s first job after graduating from the University of Tasmania in 1996 was working in Braddon for the Tasmanian Leader of the Opposition, Michael Field, later working in the office of the Minister for Education Paula Wriedt following the Labor election victory in 1998.
In 2002 Danielle moved to Melbourne and completed a Master of Public Policy and Management at Melbourne University. While in Melbourne, Danielle worked for Zoos Victoria, the Department for Victorian Communities but spent the majority of her time there at the Department of Premier and Cabinet as the Manager responsible for Cabinet, Executive Council, Parliamentary and Legislative support.
Danielle returned to her home town of Burnie in late 2012 and commenced work managing the University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School. In 2015, Danielle completed the Tasmanian Leaders Program and later that year was appointed as the General Manager of the University’s Cradle Coast campus.
Danielle is a strong advocate for the North West region and believes in the power of education to change lives. Her ambition is to use her experience, energy and strong Labor values to fight for the people in our community so we have access to a great education, a first rate health care system and jobs for the future.