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Danielle Quiñones-Ortega

Leading for Community Impact Facilitator

Danielle joined the Leading from Within team as the Leading for Community Impact Co-Facilitator in 2018 after having served as a guest presenter for the program in 2017. Prior to this, she participated in the Katherine Harvey Fellows program (Class 8 in 2015-2016).

Native to Santa Maria, Ca. Danielle has always been drawn to her value of service and growth to her community. She attended UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) as a first generation college student and attained her bachelor’s degree in Chicana/o Studies, Education & Applied Psychology. She later attended San Diego State University and received her master’s in Education with a concentration in Post-secondary Educational Leadership and a specialization in Student Affairs.

Danielle’s leads with values of growth, service, and family. Her passion for guiding others as they build community and move through their life journey has magnified. She does this daily with the work she does as the Associate Director in the Office of Student Life at UCSB and in the volunteer roles she has taken on for local nonprofits. Danielle loves the work she does so much that she commutes daily to and from North County where she lives with her husband.

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