Danielle De La Fuente earned a BA in International Relations from Boston University and a MLitt in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She served at the National Defense University where she fostered relations across the Middle East and South Asia. She has also worked at embassies and on political campaigns, specializing as a liaison for diplomatic, governmental, and political realms. She speaks English, Spanish, and French fluently.
A member of Rotary since 2012, Danielle recently co-founded The Amal Alliance in Alexandria, Virginia with Dr. Rose Cardarelli (Ed. D), who served at the National Defense University specializing in Human Security. The nonprofit organization aims to help displaced children at refugee camps and informal settlements across the world through education and stress reduction/integration programs. The hands-on, in-the-field organization utilizes local teachers, facilitators and volunteers from the community and around the globe to serve and help empower the displaced. They partner with like-minded humanitarian organizations and local host communities to provide programs within or near the camps for several hours per day, five days a week.