Danielle Recanati is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and holds degrees in international affairs and Islamic studies. During her undergraduate career, Danielle took her academic pursuits to Jordan and Morocco where she focused on honing her Arabic language skills. After graduating from college in 2017, Danielle returned to the Middle East to spend a year working at the American University in Cairo (AUC) as a Presidential Associate in the Office of the Provost. At AUC, Danielle sat on a task force focused on highlighting the importance of research and innovation at the university and managed a number of projects, including the development of new communications tools for the office and planning for university-wide events. While in Cairo, Danielle also spent time volunteering as an English teacher for St. Andrews Refugee Services. In addition to her position at AUC, Danielle has worked as a program counselor for the organization Seeds of Peace, which brings youth from areas of conflict together to engage in dialogue, and as an intern at both the Wilson Center’s Middle East Program and at Freedom House, where she provided research and communications support.