Daniella Greeman is the Programming and Events Specialist for Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the Pocono Mountains area of Northeast PA, she later moved to Pittsburgh to complete her B.A. in Urban Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, with a concentration in Community Organization and earned certificates in Public & Professional Writing and African Studies.
Interested in the impact of media on communities of color, Daniella worked as a journalist for American Urban Radio Networks and Production Assistant for WPXI-TV before transitioning her production experience to event programming. Through roles with local non-profit organizations, she began coordinating strategic events focused on workforce development, diversity, and equity. Daniella worked as an Events Coordinator for the Heinz History Center, a Smithsonian affiliate, generating over $2 million in event sales planning multi-day conferences, corporate cocktail receptions, weddings, family celebrations and non-profit fundraisers, including the 2018 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Convention Twitter Carnival After Dark. She later worked for Landmark Ventures as the Program Manager of an annual social innovation event series built for a network of corporate executives, venture capitalists, philanthropists, and social entrepreneurs. Daniella led strategy and programming for a two-day “Learning Journey” in Portland, Oregon, supervised speaker logistics for the 2019 Social Innovation Summit in Los Angeles, CA and managed events hosted during the 2018 United Nations General Assembly and the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show.
Daniella has spent her career at the nexus of community engagement, social impact, and environmental equity through her professional and volunteer work. Recently, she was chosen to join the Spring 2021 cohort of the Social Venture Partners Full Circle Accelerator Program, where she coaches a local non-profit on how to increase their impact and financial sustainability. She also serves on the Community Equity Committee of the Center for Shared Prosperity, a new economic empowerment initiative between CMU and Heinz Endowments. Daniella has previously served as a board member with the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh, Repair the World, and Civically, Inc., and is an alumna of the New Leaders Council Pittsburgh Chapter.