This article originally appeared in the fall 2015 Harker Quarterly.
Former Harker boarding school student Danielle Glosser wrote in that she has lived in Washington, D.C., for half of her life. While attending graduate school at The George Washington University, Danielle worked for the National Conference for Community and Justice in the city’s Anacostia neighborhood, fighting all forms of discrimination. Later, she pursued her interest of becoming a diversity trainer by working with a firm that conducted organizational development programs for Fortune 500 companies. Danielle had the opportunity to continue her work with adults on such issues with the Clinton administration’s Initiative on Race program. Danielle primarily worked with religious leaders on plans to engage more people in a national conversation. Most recently she started a firm, Client Raiser, that helps artists increase the visibility of their art and attract clients. She established Client Raiser (www.clientraiser.com) to help artists achieve their business goals through customized plans of action. Ironically, Danielle’s company has brought her back to familiar territory as one of her clients has commissioned a number of works for The White House Historical Association. Danielle describes her experience at Harker as a defining period in her life. “Harker exposed me to a diverse student body that taught me the importance and richness of working with people of other races, religions and cultures,” she shared.