Danielle is the Director of Livable Communities at AARP, where she supports AARP’s 53 State offices (including Washington, DC, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico) and the nearly 500 localities and several States enrolled in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities by helping them create great places for all people of all ages. Danielle leads the team responsible for supporting Age-Friendly Network members, developing free practitioner-focused publications on topics ranging from ADUs (accessory dwelling units) to placemaking to rural livability, and delivering direct technical assistance to nearly 100 communities each year. Her team also disseminates a free weekly newsletter that covers issues related to livable communities, reaching more than 85,000 local leaders around the country. Danielle is an urban planner by education and has nearly 20 years of professional experience, including prior leadership positions at USEPA and HUD. In these jobs, she contributed to more sustainable and resilient Federal, State and local policy. She also serves as a Board Member for the League of American Bicyclists. Danielle holds a master’s degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in Planning from University of Oregon.