Danica Brown

Scholarly Retreats
Type of work

Danica Brown worked on preparing her dissertation during a scholarly retreat in the Woods in the fall of 2018.

Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Danica is right at home in Tulane’s City, Culture and Community doctoral program. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education and minor in Spanish from Louisiana State University. While teaching in Baton Rouge, she received a Masters of Natural Sciences with a focus in Mathematics also from LSU.

After receiving her masters, Danica decided to return to the New Orleans area to be a part of the post-Katrina efforts to rebuild the city’s educational system and to mentor youth in her home church’s community. Danica has worked in New Orleans charter schools for six years as a mathematics teacher and, most recently, as a teacher leader. In her role as lead teacher, Danica provided instructional support and professional development to teachers. She was also involved in curriculum development and extracurricular activities for students. Danica decided to apply to Tulane’s CCC doctoral program to expand her understanding and ability to impact change among youth in urban communities.

Danica’s general research interests include empowering minority youth, community development and New Orleans charter schools. She is also interested in educational policy and the relationship among social justice, race, and education. Outside of school, Danica enjoys personal style blogging with her mom and sisters and spending time with her husband, family, friends and her fellow CCC cohort members.