Danielle is a young Indigenous (enrolled Ojibwe - Sault Ste Marie Band) womxn who is recognized for her work as an entrepreneur, author, activist, and inventor, much of which orbits around educating children on the future of technology and innovation. For over ten years now, Danielle has been working to make key educational opportunities accessible. After witnessing how disparities between people of different socioeconomic statuses in access to quality technical education affect children, Danielle sought to transform her community by increasing technical educational accessibility and affordability for young children through innovative learning solutions that utilize robotics to promote technical competency, garner interest in STEM careers, and to equip the future generation of innovators with a unique and diverse skillset. This goal has driven her to start her own educational nonprofit called The STEAM Connection. Danielle has gone on to reach tens of thousands of students around the world with her educational resources and is only getting started as a young voice in the industry.
Danielle was recently featured in the L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Prime Time TV Special. This special can be found on the NBC Peacock streaming platform. Danielle was also recently named a L'Oreal Women of Worth, donating $10,000 to the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. She also was named one of PEOPLE's Girls Changing the World. These opportunities allow us to reach more kids and we are eternally thankful.