Hi, I'm Dani!
Nice to meet you! I'm a writer and media producer in NYC, and the Senior Internal Communications Specialist at Environmental Defense Fund focusing on employee engagement. I am also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
I have a dual degree in Digital Media Production and English: Creative Writing and an abundance of experience as a writer, editor, and content strategist working to build brands in the digital space. I'm also experienced in video production, digital art, and graphic design.
I consider myself a Renaissance woman; I do a bit of everything.
In my free time I run, play guitar and piano, learn about edible plants,
play board games with my friends, paint, and read the Hunger Games in Spanish (very slowly). If you want to learn more about me, scroll down or check out my resume.
I work for the Environmental Defense Fund as our Internal Communications Specialist, working with science, politics, DEI and climate experts to communicate their stories to 1000+ people.
I use our internal platform to run contests, generate opportunities for staff to interact such as slack campaigns, holiday playlists, anniversary celebrations and more.
As a Digital Media Production graduate from the State University of New York at New Paltz, a production assistant at NBC and Netflix and a photo intern at Reader's Digest, I was able to fine-tune my skills in Digital Media. Most recently, In 2020 I directed the documentary "Lovejoy to the Rescue."
In the last few years, I have been a Digital Editorial Director at multiple online outlets and writer for Reader's Digest and other publications. I was an entertainment writer and copyeditor at the New Paltz Oracle, and a staff editor and social media strategist for The Teller Magazine. I love stories that require a lot of research and lead me down research rabbit-holes. I enjoy writing profiles, reviewing lit and entertainment, and reporting on all things interesting. In my free time, I write fiction.
As an FM certified DJ and audio enthusiast, I spent most of my college years inside of a radio station. In addition to having a weekly music show at WFNP the Edge, I learned a lot about on-air etiquette and regional politics every weeknight as the Local News Director, and honed my PR skills as the Public Affairs and Promotions Director. At Townsquare Media in Poughkeepsie, I worked as a Promotions Intern. In this role I worked live events, produced drops, sweeps, and more in Adobe Audition.