Danise is currently an Editorial Intern at CalMatters through Emerson Collective's First Generation program. She is also majoring in English Literature with a minor in Theatre at Cal Poly Pomona. Danise has written for the Empowerment Collective and has several of her poetry pieces published in Cal Poly Pomona's Harvest zine along with the Pomona Valley Review. Being an Oakland native, Danise thought she was going to write for the Oakland Tribune, but she was wrong- it shut down years ago. Overall, she is excited to be working at CalMatters this summer, hopes to learn more about journalism, and see how her internship experiences influence her career path. In her personal time, she enjoys finding adventure with her friends, especially at Target because there is nowhere else to go during the pandemic.