Danielle works directly with Elemental Excelerator’s mobility portfolio companies, partners, and cities to catalyze collaboration within the mobility industry. She provides technical expertise, industry insights and an invaluable network of passionate transportation professionals. Through these relationships, Danielle helps companies co-design and implement successful projects, as well as scale their products and services. As a thought leader in new mobility with 10 years of experience in transit planning, street design, and transportation policy, Danielle provides a systems approach to help both startups and companies strategize and thrive within the ever-evolving mobility revolution. Danielle sees mobility as a vital tool to resolve the challenges of today and unlock the potential of tomorrow.
Prior to Elemental Excelerator
Danielle was the Innovation Strategist for San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) Office of Innovation. She integrated her background in land use and transportation planning to create dynamic teams with both city departments and tech companies. Danielle used the city’s physical and companies’ digital infrastructure to implement pilots that focus on the user experience. By designing for hearts and minds, these pilots successfully improved roadway safety, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and addressed environmental inequities. After nine years with the City and County of San Francisco, she came to Elemental Excelerator to harness the power of tech to solve the big problems of climate change and environmental injustice. A proud Bay Area Native and Oakland resident, Danielle’s approach is rooted in genuine curiosity, collaboration, and compassion. She is committed to bringing different voices to the table to build unconventional teams that together develop innovative and holistic solutions centered around people.
Outside of the office
Danielle loves Oakland, international travel and cats. As a former photographer, Danielle cultivates a community of Black artists and creatives in Oakland, organizing annual trips to Africa, Europe, Asia and South America – they are at 23 countries and counting. While at home, she is an avid running and obsessed with plants, growing a lush jungle within her Oakland apartment. She also serves as a member the Affordable Housing & Infrastructure Bond Public Oversight Committee for the City of Oakland.