Danni is one of the most amazing, inspiring, and influential women I know and have had the pleasure of working with.
She's accomplished so much and positively impacted so many people. She's the first African American woman/woman of colour to host her own science television series. At age 21, Danni co-founded the Big Blue & You, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about marine conservation through arts and media. In 2017, Danni was selected as one of the 10 young rising innovators who was profiled in CA Technologies #STEM10 initiative alongside Jaden Smith and other rising stars.
On top of all that, she has had an inspiring, trailblazing career in science communication. She's played pivotal roles in Mission Unstoppable starring Miranda Cosgrove, Science the $#!* Out of It alongside Krystyna Hutchinson as well as hosted the STEM educational TV show featuring the most current advances in bio-inspired technology and design called Xploration Nature Knows Best that aired nationwide on FOX.
I think we would all be better off if there were more people like Danni Washington in the world and I think she would be a great woman to include on your Rising to the Top list.