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Daneen's work combines: Non-Profit Organizations, Technology, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Senior Technical Project Manager

I project manage the installation of backup networks for use by First Responders and public safety personnel.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Osceola High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Mathematics, General

    Tuskegee University

  • Graduate Degree

    Computational and Applied Mathematics

    Clark Atlanta University

  • Doctorate

    Business Administration and Management, General

    Kennesaw State University

  • Certification

    Business Administration and Management, General

    Kennesaw State University

  • Certification

    Six Sigma

    Kennesaw State University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Information Technology Project Managers:

Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology Project Management

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Opted not to pursue a PhD in mathematics, but explore the corporate world.

  • 2.

    Spent way too many years as a Chief of Staff (with no upward movement in sight).

  • 3.

    Accepted a skills pivot assignment in the technical project management arena. I was scared to death!

  • 4.

    Decided to be open to change and embrace new learnings. I absolutely love my new position.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Teachers:

    You should be an education major; black girls don't major in pure mathematics. I've never had 'one of you' in my class. You should really consider dropping this course. Why would you want to attend an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)?

  • How I responded:

    Be true to yourself. Know you and know your potential self-worth. Hear the discouragement, understand why it hurts and repair the wound. You will never be able to move past the injury until you acknowledge and repair it.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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