A Denver native, Danaa graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a bachelors degree in Speech Communications (emphasis in Broadcast Journalism), and a minor in Theater. She has 20+ years' work experience in various professional business arenas, is a former small-business owner and has worked in Higher Education since 2003.
Her higher education experience includes: Unit Administrator for the Center of Professional Development at the Community College of Denver; Scheduling & Curriculum Coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts & Science at the University of Colorado Denver; Program Assistant for Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery Residency in the Department of Surgery at the Anschutz Medical Campus; and Program Assistant for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program in the Department of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Danaa joined the Med-Peds Residency Training Program at its inception, in 2014. She is an active Board Member for Lincoln Hills Cares, serves on two national committees (the Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association Program Administrator Planning Committee and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine Program Administrator Planning Committee), is the current President of the Graduate Medical Education Program Coordinator Council and is C-TAGME certified (A National Board of Certification
for Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education Programs (TAGME)).
Danaa enjoys creative writing and story-telling, learning new languages, dancing, camping, traveling, karaoke and playing the acostic guitar. Her true love (although allergic...) - CATS!