Danielle Chan

research and communications

Danielle Chan: associate, research and communicationsAs Kasirer’s Associate, Research and Communications, Danielle is a valuable part of Kasirer Central Staff, supporting the firm’s internal and external communications and managing external events, memberships, and partnerships, all to ensure that Kasirer and its clients are actively engaged and participating in valuable opportunities in and around New York City. She also conducts citywide research and political analysis to contribute to clients’ understanding of New York government and politics.

Danielle comes to Kasirer with a variety of policy and political experiences. Most recently, she worked as a Citywide Equity & Inclusion Intern at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), where she supported program and policy development for 80+ City agencies, coordinated Citywide equity and inclusion initiatives, contributed to their newsletter and more. Prior experience working as a Graduate Assistant at the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council further developed her legislative research skills as she constructed policy position papers bringing awareness to health and technology issues for communities with developmental disabilities and analyzing New York State legislative solutions. Danielle spent much of her undergraduate and graduate studies engaging in extensive research. As an intern for the New York State Education Department with the Board of Regents, she compiled a comprehensive document of the history and legacy of New York State’s My Brother’s Keeper program which works to improve the educational outcome of boys and young men of color in New York.

As Legislative Assistant to State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Danielle managed constituent concerns and legislative priorities to be addressed during the budget season. Danielle, who was born in and raised in Queens, also volunteered with the campaigns for Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman and Congress Member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez where she was first introduced to the world of politics and the work engaging the community with elected officials. She graduated in May 2023 with her Master of Political Science from Rockefeller College at the University at Albany.