About Danielle Garrett
Danielle joined the TechGirlz team in June 2022 as the Specialist for Program Operations. She works with Individual Volunteers to help coordinate and support their events. Danielle was a high school Physics and AP Computer Science teacher in Nashville, TN and Houston, TX for four years. In most of her classes and clubs there was a large disparity in the number of female students to male students- there were 5-8 female students compared to the 15-20 male students in each class. In her teaching years, she worked to close the gender gap in her classes by encouraging more girls to sign up, providing them with opportunities to use tech within their own passions and supporting them within the class. For three years she was awarded the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for enrolling more than 50% of female students in each class.
Danielle has a BS in Public Health from the University of South Carolina and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Lipscomb University. In her own education, she found that she often was one of the few women in the room in her STEM classes and strives to change that for our future generations of students. In her free time she likes to bake, take in the arts and spend time with friends and family.
“As society becomes more dependent on technology it is important that all young people are equipped with the right tools to be successful. I am fortunate that I work on a team that makes sure young women have a seat at the table.”