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Danielle Hillanbrand

Danielle Hillanbrand is an advocate for special needs populations. In 2012 and 2015 she worked with the Sussex Consortium, a school for 200+ K-12 students with autism, behavioral disabilities, developmental delays, and physical impairments. In addition to being assigned to help in the art classroom there, Danielle was designated as a “floating paraeducator” to respond to the urgent needs of administrators and teachers. Her time at the Sussex Consortium was formative in shaping her educational goals and interests, and she is now pursuing an Advanced Museum Education Certification and master’s degree in Art History at Brooklyn College. In addition to finishing her master’s program in 2016, she volunteers monthly with The Met’s Discoveries Access Programs, co-leads docent tours at The Rubin Museum of Art for visitors with dementia and visual impairments, and is working on her thesis which will explore the frontiers of inclusive museum programming.