Jodi Danis

Jodi Danis

Jodi Danis has been a Montgomery County resident for 18 years, and an advocate for women and girls for over three decades. She is an attorney whose long career of public service has included enforcing federal civil rights laws to protect women from sex discrimination and sexual harassment in state and local government workplaces, such as fire departments, police departments and schools. Jodi also has advocated on behalf of reservists in the uniformed services and individuals with disabilities. She currently protects the rights of work-authorized immigrants and other workers to obtain and keep their jobs without facing unnecessary hurdles based on their citizenship status or national origin.

Jodi started her advocacy on behalf of women and girls as a college student at the University of Pennsylvania. She spent two summers as an intern at the then-New Jersey Commission on Sex Discrimination in the Statutes, where she researched and organized a public hearing on sex discrimination in the health care field. As a law student at Harvard Law School, Jodi served as a victim witness advocate with the Battered Women’s Advocacy Program, and as an editor of the Harvard Women’s Law Journal. After completing a federal appellate clerkship in Arizona, Jodi was an associate at Arnold & Porter, and served as an appellate attorney in the Office of General of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Jodi and her two sons have volunteered with the Tacy Foundation for over six years, supporting that organization’s mission of empowering children and teens in the DMV area to share hope with hospital patients, senior citizens, and disadvantaged youth through the power of music. She has served as a site supervisor to facilitate student musical performances at senior citizen residences and rehabilitation centers in the County. Jodi has also served as the MCCPTA Liaison for the PTA of Burning Tree Elementary School.

Jodi grew up in New Jersey and lived in Washington, D.C. before moving to Montgomery County.

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