Danielle Treiber was born and raised a “So-Cal girl.” She went to University of San Diego on a softball scholarship and earned her Bachelor’s in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She moved into the education world as the Environmental Education Manager at a prominent Science Center in Southern California. Here she learned the importance of hands-on and engaging science education while developing programs, curriculum, and teacher development in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). While working here, Danielle earned her Master’s in Urban Sustainability. Through her Master’s, she developed a STEM program that reached lower socio-economic communities to ensure equal distribution of science education, no matter who they are or where they are from. She believes the leaders of tomorrow need to be diverse and come from a common ground of skills in the science and technology fields, specifically the skills of problem solving, critical thinking, and systems thinking.
Danielle made her way to Arizona a little over four years ago. Continuing her work in education, she continued to write curriculum for Organic Grown Kids and taught science and meditation at another local boarding school. She prides herself in incorporating mindfulness techniques in her daily approach in teaching and personal interaction. While transforming the science department at SRA with the help of her two special needs bulldogs, she works on receiving her Master’s and PhD in Leadership and Change.