Danielle M. M. Bass is the Sustainability Coordinator for the State of Hawaii. Positioned within the State’s Office of Planning, Danielle emphasizes the comprehensive planning, coordination, and economic importance of Hawaii’s sustainability practices, policies, and goals for state government, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Danielle has a diverse background in sustainability and a strong background in policy development. She previously served as the Legislative Manager and Policy Advisor for the Committees on Water and Land; Transportation; Health; Consumer Protection and Commerce; and Tourism and Cultural Affairs in the Hawaii State House of Representatives between 2007-2017.
Born and raised in Hawaii, Danielle holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, and a Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance degree from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.
She is also a graduate of the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Danielle is currently a LEED Accredited Professional with US Green Building Council, and a member of American Planning Association, the National Association of Environmental Managers, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, and is a certified volunteer disaster responder and licensed pilot since 2008.