Danielle Horton is the Program Coordinator for 2Gen Practice at Ascend for the Aspen Institute. As a Program Coordinator, Danielle assists with all things logistics when it comes to handling work in LA County, New Mexico, and DC working with families through a two-generation approach, helping them gain the economic mobility they deserve while also changing the systems that make it so hard to do so in the process.
Danielle has a rich history with the organization Youth Speaks. She has been an avid participant in their international poetry festival: Brave New Voices. Danielle made her way from participant to Slam Coordinator, and helped to put on some of the first virtual poetry festivals this organization has seen. Danielle has a background in the Performing Arts. Being a Spoken Word Artist herself, Danielle has published an original book of poetry titled Get Free.
Born and raised in Flint, MI, Danielle believes in the power of creative storytelling and its ability to transform hearts, assist in one’s healing process, and foster meaningful exchange across society’s most pressing issues. As a first-generation college student, she has earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with double minors in Theater and Entrepreneurship. Living passionately and authentically, she inspires others to do the same.