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Hi, I’m Danielle

founder and principal of ROOTSRISE LLC 

a small business providing curriculum design and facilitation services in the spheres of equity, sustainability and somatics

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I am the weaver of
Sankofa Village Arkansas
a forming intentional community, Community Land Trust and cooperative incubator

2016 - 2023

Equity & Sustainability Specialist

Part-time contractor:

I contract with organizations to create culturally responsive garden and outdoor education curriculum, facilitate Diversity-Equity-Inclusion trainings, and interview and report on community partner experiences. I enjoy overlapping the realms of mental, physical, spiritual and emotional wellness and sustainability. 

300hr Yoga Teacher Training

Bhakti Yoga Movement Center

2018 - 2019

MS I Portland State University

Educational Leadership & Policy

specialization: Leadership for Sustainability Ed

2015 - 2018

BA I Rhodes College

Sociology & Environmental Studies

Education Studies minor

2010 - 2014

You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time - Angela Davis

Soil to soul: Phenomenological Inquiry into Black geographies & Ecopsychologies

How do Black folks connect to the Earth?


"Your class helped me come back into my body"



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