During her time at CSU Monterey Bay, Danielle was involved in the Veteran's History Project (spearheaded by artist & filmmaker, Enid Baxter-Ryce) while simultaneously working on her Capstone thesis project. She created a short film regarding the life and experience of veterans who had been stationed at Fort Ord, CSUMB's former occupancy. (Film available upon request) This film, along with her classmates', was inducted into the Library of Congress in 2017 (Washington D.C.).
The V.H.P. inspired her thesis film "What Happens Now?" by pushing her to capture the nuances of controversial topics. This film was later accepted into the California Women's Film Festival.