Danielle Kawaguchi

Program Associate, Digital and Community
Dani joined PTF in 2021 as the Digital Engagement Coordinator to design and grow experiential communities for the Tillman Scholars and has since been promoted to Program Associate, Digital & Community. As a native Chicagoan, Dani prides herself on her Midwestern spirit and passion for creating welcoming spaces.
With a background in hospitality and events, Dani has worked with many of Chicago’s renowned restaurants, including Blackbird, Parachute, and Giant. Most recently, she managed the iconic Trading Floor in the Chicago Board of Trade Building.
Dani holds a B.A. in Global and International Studies from Loyola University Chicago. In her free time, Dani enjoys volunteering with the American Field Service (AFS-USA), visiting art museums, and enjoying the local music scene at the nearest dive bar.