Dean Danielle Hussey (she/her/hers) joined OPAL in 2016. Within OPAL, Danielle Advises International students, undergraduate women, and gender-based programs. Danielle brings to Dartmouth over a decade of experience as an advocate, educator, and program manager in higher education. She is thrilled to work with international students on pre-orientation, mentoring programs, food security and barrier removal, and in the Global Village Living Learning Community.
Previously, Danielle worked at Amherst College, where she helped to found and served as the first Director of the Women’s and Gender Center. Danielle held earlier roles at Amherst in the Center for Community Engagement the Office of Residential Life. While obtaining her graduate degree, Danielle was an in-residence advisor to study abroad students at Arcadia University’s College of Global Studies. She began her career in higher education at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Danielle is a first generation college graduate who was raised by a single mom in Salem, Massachusetts. She is committed to creating intentional space for engagement with issues related to both international and intercultural education. Danielle holds a A.B. in Psychology from Smith College and an M.Sc. in Gender & Social Policy from the London School of Economics & Political Science.
Danielle loves connecting with students from all communities. Stop by her office in Collis 220 or contact her by e-mail to schedule an appointment.