Danielle was raised among the cacti and creosote in the dusty desert of Tucson. She is deeply inspired by her unique upbringing in Arizona, as well as an undying fascination with complicated relationships. Danielle holds an MFA from UCLA’s prestigious School of Theater, Film and Television. While working toward her graduate degree, she taught introductory sections in Screenwriting, Art and Technique of Filmmaking, and Nordic Cinema. Danielle’s screen and teleplays have placed or been finalists in several contests including the Austin Film Festival, Page Awards, and Cinestory among others. Her family crime drama, PARADISE VALLEY, was recently named as a Top 50 Pilot of 2019 in the industry esteemed Launch Pad Pilot Competition. The short film that she wrote and directed, GOODNIGHT NOT GOODBYE, about a couple in the throes of divorce after the tragic death of their young daughter, is currently in post production with plans to make the rounds in next year’s festival circuit. Danielle lives in West Hollywood and considers herself a proud Angeleno – on a sunny day you’ll find her alongside other “painfully LA” hikers atop Runyon Canyon with her rescue pup, Oliver.