Danielle Coates-Connor

Former Director of Communications

Multi-media producer and communications strategist, Danielle joined the Interaction Institute in 2014. Danielle works across the organization on internal and client projects. She developed the digital engagement strategy for Go Boston 2030, a city-wide transportation planning process which has “set a new gold standard” in Boston for public engagement. On a given day, Danielle will be involved with website development teams, documentary story-telling projects, and prepping IISC’s amazing thought leaders for high-profile public speaking engagements such as keynotes and TedX appearances.

Danielle gained her first media and publicity experience as an environmental health activist at Clean Water Action. Following that, she ran a documentary film company, delivered non-profit publicity campaigns, and placed social change stories in traditional and new media outlets. Danielle came to IISC from Center for Story-based Strategy, where she consulted with national social movement groups to create visionary messages and integrated digital media with compelling visuals.

Danielle’s writing is published by The Christian Science MonitorNational Geographic Glimpse, in the textbook Practical Argument, and online. Her contributions as a film producer have been seen at film festivals large and small, and in her living room since around age nine. Danielle went to college when she was an adult, through the Frances Perkins program at Mount Holyoke College, and then completed the storytelling program at Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

She lives north of Boston, near the beach, inspired by the changing tides.


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