Danielle (Dani) Noble
Hometown: Wyndmoor, PA
High School: Springfield Township High School
Possible Career: Labor lawyer, corporate campaign researcher
Dani was extremely active in her high school including founding the Human Rights Club. She was a winner of a University of Virginia Book Award and Secretary and Senator in the Pennsylvania Youth and Government program, as well as an attendee at the selective Pennsylvania Governor's School of International Studies.
At Swarthmore Dani has participated extensively in social justice activism on campus. She is an active leader of the Swarthmore Labor Action Project (SLAP!), a student organization dedicated to workers' rights and student-worker solidarity both locally and nationally. In fall 2011, she helped to organize a workshop on student organizing in the labor movement as part of a progressive labor conference in her hometown of Philadelphia.
She spent the summer after her freshman year in western India pursuing her interest in Indian culture, dance and religion, and learning Hindi. She lived with a family in Jodhpur, one of the major cities in the state of Rajasthan, and interned with a NGO working on microfinance, character development and education for girls and women. She also had an opportunity to apply for grant money to fund a small project in alliance with her host organization.
She spent the following summer in Philadelphia, interning as a union organizer and political researcher for a service workers union. During the internship she was able to gain some of the knowledge and skills for organizing university foodservice workers facing the challenges of large-scale university subcontracts. She also attended the US Social Forum in Detroit, a gathering of progressive activists and organizers from all over the United States.
Dani took her Junior year fall semester off to travel in Morocco, Italy, Egypt and South India. She seized the opportunity to practice her Arabic, go on various hiking excursions, delve into art history, live on a farm and vineyard and visit ancient ruins. Read more about her travels on her blog.