Danielle Natelson

Danielle is the Director of the Springboard Fellowship at Hillel International. This role brings her full circle as an alum of the Ezra Fellowship’s inaugural cohort. Danielle has spent more than a decade working at the intersection of leadership and learning across the Jewish communal landscape. Her intersectional identity as a Jew of Color has positioned her to contribute to efforts of diversity, equity, and inclusion across the Jewish community, including selection into Bend the Arc’s second Jews of Color cohort of the Selah Leadership Program. As a Design Strategist at UpStart, she designed opportunities to support entrepreneurs and Jewish communal professionals’ leadership across the ecosystem. Danielle led efforts to ensure greater equity, inclusion, and diversity within UpStart and its network. In 2020, she designed and piloted the Jews of Color Career Development Program in partnership with the Jews of Color Initiative to catalyze more diverse and representative leadership in the ecosystem. Previously, Danielle spent six years cultivating relationships with students, community partners, and stakeholders at Hillel at UCLA. Her passion for music and Israeli dance has helped her enrich numerous Jewish communities through the arts, most notably at Camp Ramah in California. A lifelong learner and a cohort program enthusiast, Danielle is the proud alum of UC Berkeley, the Pardes Summer program, and multiple cohort programs with the Shalom Hartman Institute.  She is currently a member of the fifth class of the Wexner Field Fellowship and sits on the Jews of Color Initiative’s Grant Advisory Committee.