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Danielle Valente

Safe Places to Play Associate

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Danielle joined the U.S. Soccer Foundation as a Safe Places to Play Associate in December 2021. Prior to joining the Foundation, Danielle was a Trauma Informed Specialist for Neurologic, where she worked in Philadelphia public schools to support school leadership, staff and students to implement practical, brain based and trauma-informed approaches. Additionally, Danielle’s been a volunteer since 2018 on the Leadership Development Team for Girls Soccer Worldwide, where she helps create opportunities for girls living in poverty to have access to sports.

Danielle played Division I women’s soccer and later graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in Psychology. During this time, she played professionally in England for Bradford City A.F.C. She finished off her soccer career representing Team USA in the World University Games 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.