Danielle Bero was born and raised in New York City. On a Posse Scholarship she attended Lafayette College where she studies abroad in Namibia, South Africa, Guatemala and the Bahamas. She was the recipient of the Pepper Prize award giving the graduation speech. Right after college she moved to Indonesia on a Fulbright Scholarship to teach high school English at a public school in North Sumatera. When she returned home she began teaching middle school general and special education English in the Bronx. After several years teaching and working in the non-profit sector, she helped to found a charter high school that focuses primarily on young people in foster care and transitional housing. During her time teaching she received her master’s in English education and Educational Leadership. She has competed in and won in poetry slam competitions at Nuyoricans Poets Café, Bowery Poetry Club, Lehigh Valley Consortium, Namibia’s Word Night and Brooklyn’s Poets. One of her passion is to create music (mostly mixtapes) with the young people she works with. This summer she moved across the country to Oakland to pursue her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and poetry at the University of San Francisco and works as a Learning Specialist at a charter school in Excelsior.