Danielle Allen is a Master in Public Administration candidate at Harvard Kennedy School and a Zuckerman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership. Prior to HKS, Danielle worked at DC Public Schools under Chancellor Michelle Rhee in Washington, D.C. Her efforts at DCPS centered on supporting graduated autonomy at high-performing schools and monitoring turnaround model design and implementation at low-performing schools. Danielle attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar, where she studied public policy and economics. She is originally from Monroe, NC and is also a Harry S. Truman Scholar.
Danielle is also concurrently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Masters at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. While at HKS, she hopes to deepen her understanding of the political and policy debates that are the center of today’s education reform efforts and ultimately, to reenter the education sector with a renewed commitment to ensuring educational equity for all children.