Hi, everyone! My name is Danielle, but just about everyone calls me Dani. I am an English major (considering adding Communications as well), and part of the Digital Cultures and Creativity Honors Program. I live in Queen Anne’s Hall with many of the other DCC students and love it there!
I am from Bel Air, MD, a Baltimore suburb about an hour north of campus. I went to C. Milton Wright High School, and there I took many Honors and AP classes, played the flute in band, performed on the dance team, wrote for the school’s newspaper, and wrote for and edited the school’s literary magazine.
Here on campus, I am continuing my love of dance by dancing on the University of Maryland Dance Team! We perform with the marching band at football games and basketball games. We also perform a special routine at Maryland Madness. Dance Team is a lot of work, but I absolutely LOVE performing! It’s a great way to show school spirit. Plus, it helps keep me in shape and forces me to organize my time efficiently.
I really enjoy reading and writing (hence the English major), and would love to be a part of the publishing industry when I graduate. Being surrounded by books and having a part in editing them and getting them ready for publication would be the coolest thing ever! Authoring my own story one day would also be really great!
I wanted to take this class because I love the art of storytelling. I’ve loved stories ever since I was a little girl, and was constantly writing little stories and coming up the the craziest, most elaborate scenarios. So naturally, any class with “storytelling” in the title would capture my eye! Plus, it seemed really interesting and I thought it would compliment both my English major and DCC.
I chose the Snuggles bear as my avatar because my dance team friends gave me the nickname “Ms. Snuggles.” They say that I have a really warm and sweet personality and that I brighten their day!
So excited to get started!