Danie joined the US Policy, Advocacy, and Communications team in September 2015 and serves as the Program Coordinator for the Cross-Cutting team. Prior to joining USPAC, Danie worked on the Strategy, Planning and Measurement team on Postsecondary Success specifically working with the Measurement, Learning and Evaluation team from 2013-2015. From 2012-2013 she worked as a Volt Program Assistant on the Global, Policy and Advocacy team specifically partnering with the HIV/TB/Malaria/R&D team. Danie previously worked as an Executive Assistant/Project Manager for over 10 years with organizations including Microsoft, Seattle Children's Hospital and Straitshot Communications.
In her free time she attends Western Governors University full time where she earned a Project Management Certificate via Comptia and is in her final year completing her Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Danie is also a volunteer camp counselor with Camp Korey in Carnation, WA , where she works with children with serious and life-altering medical conditions.
She resides in Mountlake Terrace, WA with her Fiancée and her dog, Roxie.
September 12, 2016 / Danie Korac
First-generation college student, Danie Korac, reflects on her journey and the obstacles she has overcome to get where she is today.
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"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
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In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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