Danielle Lopez

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Accessibility Services

D. Lopez
Journal Square Campus
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M.S., Disability Services in Higher Education, CUNY School of Professional Studies
B.A., Psychology, College of Staten Island, CUNY
A.A., Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Staten Island
Danielle runs a book club and enjoys photography as a creative outlet.
Favorite Quote
"Accessibility allows us to tap into everyone’s potential." - Debra Ruh

As the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Accessibility Services, Danielle serves as the primary compliance and content expert for all accessibility matters at Hudson County Community College. With extensive knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and other disability-related laws, she works collaboratively with various departments and programs to support the college’s initiative in reducing systemic barriers and promoting diversity, equity and inclusivity for all members of the campus community.

Danielle has over ten years of direct experience in accessibility services in higher education. She also has experience in academic advisement and administration. She has a broad spectrum of professional experience in developing programs and services that support college students with disabilities in achieving success. Her prior experience includes developing a peer-based mentorship program to support neurodiverse students as they transition from the secondary to post-secondary setting. She previously developed campus compliance training for faculty and staff and disability allyship training to foster an inclusive campus community. She is dedicated to advocating, creating opportunities, and empowering individuals with disabilities throughout their educational and professional journey at HCCC. In addition to serving in her role at HCCC, Danielle also teaches with the Department of Psychology at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.