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Danielle Goonan

Senior Manager II, Career Opportunity, Walmart Giving

North America

Danielle Goonan is passionate about employer practice change, technology-enabled solutions and adult education. As a grantmaker at Walmart, she co-leads a $100 million initiative to invest in the continuous skills acquisition of frontline service sector workers. Most recently, Danielle was an appointee of the Obama Administration where she led strategic partnerships for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. In this role, she worked with stakeholders in the corporate, labor and philanthropic sectors on behalf of the US Department of Education. Previously, Danielle led the Clinton Global Initiative’s domestic education and skills development team with responsibilities that included managing the CGI U.S. Youth Employment Action Network in partnership with the Office of Secretary Clinton’s JobOne program. Prior to this position, she worked at Council on Foreign Relations in Member and Corporate Relations. She received her MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and her undergraduate degree in American Studies summa cum laude from Dickinson College where she was a Posse Foundation Scholar. Danielle is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow and currently sits on the HiA U.S. Planning Board, and was a Fulbright Scholar to Italy.

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