Danielle Greene is currently a PhD student in the Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education and Race, Inequality, and Language in Education programs at the Graduate School of Education. Her research centers on improving the educational circumstances of linguistically and racially marginalized students, with specific focus on the classroom language practices of Black teachers. Also, in conjunction with SCOPE , Danielle is working on a research investigation focused on educating districts with low-levels of traditional forms of diversity how to incorporate equitable teaching practices and dismantle systemic oppression and unconscious bias.
Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Danielle pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from The College of William and Mary and a Master of Teaching in Secondary Social Studies Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to matriculating to Stanford, she worked for one of Virginia’s lowest performing school districts as a middle school Social Studies teacher and high school varsity volleyball head coach. Not only has she written countless recommendations for future first-generation college students, but Danielle is still connected to, editing the papers of, and advising many of these students as they navigate their way through high school and college now. She views mentorship as a long-term commitment and investment towards the success of students transitioning into college. In addition to the students and athletes she continues to mentor, and the research she conducts, Danielle has also served as a mentor of freshmen with the Ernest Houston Johnson Scholars (EHJS) Program.
An avid reader, Danielle loves to delve into fantasy novels. She can talk endlessly about the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series, but is hoping to finish Tomi Adeyemi's first book of the soon-to-be three-part series, Children of Blood and Bone over the summer! If not reading, Danielle can be found on a volleyball court nearby or doing laps in Stanford's pool!