About Initiate Equity
Supporting schools and school systems to serve all students by addressing intersectional and institutional racism, privilege and power.
Danielle is a researcher & college instructor with over 10 years of experience in higher education. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center and is the Institutional Research Assistant at Macaulay Honors College, CUNY. Her research and teaching interests include diversity in higher education, inequality in the labor market, urban community development and social justice. She is a native of Oakland, California and lives in New York, NY.
Michael is a facilitator and coach for new teachers with Teach for America in Newark, NJ, with a focus on developing culturally relevant teaching practices. Michael taught in public, private, and charter high schools for five years, and he has four years of experience facilitating spaces geared towards undoing oppression. He is from New Jersey and lives in New York City.
Experienced Chief People Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the primary/secondary education industry. Skilled in Strategic Recruitment Planning, Strategic Planning, Recruiting, Curriculum Development, and Instructional Systems Development. Strong human resources professional with a Continuing Education focused in Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management from Columbia University – Columbia Business School.
As Global Media Operations lead for Microsoft, Danielle Henry is a seasoned communication and marketing professional with nearly 15 years’ experience working for large and small-scale brands, organizations and startups. With a focus on operational excellence, Danielle drives strategic thought leadership to optimize brand development and strategic growth opportunities for Initiate Equity.