Danielle graduated from the Agricultural Education program at the University of Illinois in 2014. She now works as a Administrative Services Coordinator. As a Administrative Services Coordinator, Danielle is responsible for the day-to-day operations, finances, and all other job responsibilities central to the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association. Additionally, she is responsible for planning conferences and other human resources tasks.
“Working for FBFM, I have the opportunity to see behind the scenes and serve our Field Staff throughout the state. I am looking forward to the many new tasks I will learn in the months ahead.” Danielle says.
Danielle loves the variety that being a Administrative Services Coordinator has to offers. “I am an organizer and a planner, so this job is a perfect fit.” she says. Danielle also adds, “You have to be on the go and ready to learn, and anyone that knows me will tell you that I am always on the go.”
Danielle’s experiences at the University of Illinois, including Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority, AgEd Club, Collegiate FFA, Collegiate Farm Bureau, and much more have prepared her for her career.
She says, “The Illinois experience has prepared me to be confident in my work, enjoy the small things in life, and never back down if an opportunity arises.”
Danielle loved the people and the atmosphere of the University of Illinois and says that being able to network with students, professors, and staff has opened many doors for her. She adds, “The opportunities to grow as a person and a professional are unlimited.”
The best part about the University of Illinois is the beautiful campus. Danielle encourages everyone, “Take a walk across campus, and tell me it doesn’t look awesome. I spent countless hours sitting on the main quad doing homework, working on group projects, or simply taking a break. That to this day is one of my favorite “hangouts” on campus. Opportunities for students to excel are knocking at each and every door, just waiting for students to open them.”