PERFORMING OUR FUTURE:
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Danielle King works in the mental health field with an array of clients who have co-occurring substance use disorders. Concomitantly, she was the Harm Reduction Awareness Coordinator for practicing needle safety in Letcher County, Kentucky. At the Center for Rural Strategies in Whitesburg, KY, Danielle was the Rural Broadband Policy Coordinator that worked on rural broadband to be affordable, reliable, and accessible to rural residents who are not connected. As a result of this effort, she helped millions of people gain equitable and affordable broadband across the nation. Danielle has a master’s degree in Public Health from Arcadia University in Philadelphia and specializes in Chronic Disease Prevention. Her undergraduate degree is from Berea College. At Berea College, Danielle was a Prevent Child Abuse Coordinator for three and a half years. She crafted an extracurricular program into an annual awareness campaign that commences in April which is Prevent Child Abuse month. Danielle has lived and worked in Vietnam, Thailand, and Korea. Southeast Asia started her public health passion. There she witnessed poor communities who were not privy to health care merely because they could not afford it. Danielle's public health mission is to ensure that every individual meets their optimum health.