Born and raised in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, as the oldest child in her family, Danielle has been athletic all of her life. As a child, she attended the Winthrop Gymnastics Academy for 8 years and won numerous while there.
While Danielle attended Lynnfield High School, she was on the varsity soccer, basketball and track teams. In addition to being the captain of the track and soccer teams, Danielle set numerous records state records in track and was selected to be apart of the U.S. Gothica Cup team and traveled to various countries in Europe.
Upon graduating from high school, she was recruited to play Division 1A soccer at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. However, she had a knee injury during the preseason and eventually transferred to Northeastern University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, with a concentration in finance and marketing.
Once she graduated, Danielle moved to Florida, where she worked as a Medical Sales Representative before appearing on Surivivor: Panama - Exile Island.