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Grinnell College
1103 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Dani Perkins

Exploratory Adviser

In her role as Exploratory Adviser in the Center for Careers, Life and Service, Dani is excited to support first- and second-year students as they begin their professional, personal, and civic journeys. Her goal is for all students to feel empowered to continually explore their values, strengths, and interests, engage in intentional experiences, and build lasting connections within their communities.

Originally from central Illinois, Dani comes to Grinnell from New York where she most recently served as Library Director for the Newfield Public Library and as an admissions reader for Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences. Prior to that, she worked in various roles in residence life at Indiana University Bloomington and Ithaca College. 

Dani received her B.F.A. with a focus in drawing and painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), and her M.S. in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University.

In addition to being an avid knitter and reader, Dani still paints regularly with watercolors when she isn’t spending time with her family including her two children and much adored cat, Lucy.

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