Danielle Goonan

Senior Manager II, Career Opportunity

Walmart Foundation

Danielle Goonan is a Senior Manager II on the Opportunity team at the Walmart Foundation where she is responsible for investments in retail training worldwide. Most recently, Danielle was an appointee of the Obama Administration where she led strategic partnerships for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. In this role, she worked with stakeholders in the corporate, labor and philanthropic sectors on behalf of the US Department of Education. Previously, Danielle led the Clinton Global Initiative’s domestic education and skills development team with responsibilities that included managing the CGI U.S. Youth Employment Action Network in partnership with the Office of Secretary Clinton’s JobOne program, overseeing the strategy of CGI America’s education and skills Working Groups, and leading the growth of the workforce development portfolio of Commitments to Action. Prior to this position, Danielle worked at the Council on Foreign Relations in Member and Corporate Relations. She received her MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and her undergraduate degree in American Studies summa cum laude from Dickinson College where she was a Posse Foundation Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Danielle is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow and currently sits on the HiA U.S. Planning Board, and was a Fulbright Scholar to Italy. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.