Trained as a visual artist, Danielle Gustafson launched the New York Stock Exchangeâ€™s first website and then grew their digital footprint through 2009 before expanding her scope to start-ups, not-for-profits and banking. In addition to her professional consulting work and leading bat walks, she now advocates for broader awareness and study of bats, and believes that the smartphone, in the hands of the community scientist, may be the most important conservation tool of the 21st century.
Danielle is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, and has an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. She was a fellow at the Whitney Museum of Americanâ€˜s Independent Study Program, studied e-business strategy at MIT Sloan School of Management and is a Resident at TED. She serves on the Board of the International League of Conservation Photographers and Bat Conservation International. She also has a recent TED Talk: The future of conservation is in your pocket.