Danielle McDonald is an artist, NYC public school arts teacher, and community worker. She has collaborated with schools, shelters, cultural institutions, universities, facilities for incarcerated teens, community centers, scenic shops, and walls throughout Philadelphia and New York City. She received a BFA in painting and an MA in arts education from the University of Delaware and NYU, and continues to pursue her growth as an artist and teacher through community collaborations, travel grants, and artist residencies. She is a passionate doodler and illustrator. She has directed community murals for various organizations throughout Philadelphia and NYC and has designed multiple sets for Opera Delaware and small independent films. Danielle believes art is vital in our ability to create a more just and sustainable future, and strive for ways to build creative personal and community spaces to realize this possibility.