Welcome to our New Staff Member (Spring 2024)

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Danielle Blanco, Development Manager

Past Matters Spring 2024; posted on 2/16/2024

We are thrilled to welcome Danielle Blanco to the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission team! Danielle will be a valued member of our development team in her new role as Development Manager, working alongside Kristy Peloquin.

With a decade of expertise in government and non-profit fundraising, development, and community outreach, Danielle brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. Though not a native Texan, she has immersed herself in the heart of Texas for over eight years with her family in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas, learning about Texas history.

Before joining FTHC, Danielle made an impact at the Dallas Zoo, helping to promote wildlife conservation locally and worldwide. Her commitment to making a difference extends beyond borders, as shown by her two-year service in the Peace Corps in Guinea, where she taught math, physics, and English and collaborated with local communities on malaria and Ebola prevention.

Danielle holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and an M.A. in International Education Policy from the University of Maryland. Outside of work, she enjoys unwinding with jigsaw puzzles, exploring local museums, and exploring Austin with her husband and two young daughters.