Danielle Wilkins

2021 Public Interest Grant Recipient

Danielle was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from Spelman College with a degree in economics and a minor in management. She is passionate about international travel and studied abroad three times while at Spelman in China, England and Ghana. After graduating, Danielle worked as a technology and management consultant in the finance, media and technology industries.

Danielle attends University of Southern California Gould School of Law and will graduate in May 2022. She was a 1L representative for Street Law and Barbara F. Bice Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) and continued her involvement with PILF as a 2L, serving as the Pro Bono Co-Chair. Danielle is interested in a career in criminal justice reform.  As a 1L Danielle  worked at the ACLU of Southern California on their jails team, helping to improve confinement conditions and medical services for incarcerated people in the L.A. County jails.  This summer, Danielle will work at Parole Justice Works, an organization with the goal to provide education and support regarding the parole process and work toward a better parole process for all participants.

Danielle loves food and studied culinary arts at ALMA School of Italian Cuisine in Parma, Italy, and at the International Culinary Center in NYC. She loves gourmet food, but thinks Dominos is great too! She also enjoys yoga, reading novels and memoirs, and attending shows. She is honored to be accepted as a 2021 WLALA Fran Kandel Fellow!