Danielle was awarded the 2009 World of Children Youth Award for Co-Founding Kids for Peace. Since then, she’s traveled the world as a humanitarian, meeting and partnering with several World of Children honorees along the way. She now joyfully dedicates herself to elevating the world’s most effective changemakers for vulnerable children.
Prior to joining World of Children, Danielle Co-Founded Project 100, was the Head of the US Tony Blair Foundation, and worked as a humanitarian, including as a Harvard Frederick Sheldon Fellow and Co-Founder of Kids for Peace. When she isn’t advocating for children, she’s active in politics, meditating or enjoying the Great Outdoors.
A Southern California native, Kimberly joined the World of Children team after more than six years in corporate America where she held various communications and marketing positions with The Irvine Company. She comes fully assembled with a servant heart, working for the Make-A-Wish Foundation for several years, and using her free time to head up volunteer activities within the community and at her church.
She is an aunt, a sister and a daughter, and a devoted fan to burgers, fries and fresh donuts.
Born and raised in the quiet, close-knit community of Wrightwood nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains, Nicolle traded in her life of fairways and bunkers after three years with PGA Southern California to join the World of Children team. With a soft spot for helping those in need and elevating our incredible heroes who are changing the world, Nicolle brings a heart of gold to her role as senior programs manager.
When she’s not fulfilling her parental role as dog mom to Willow or chasing around her four nephews, she’s usually snacking on popcorn in the office, planning her next adventure, or catching up on the latest Netflix releases.
Filling the office with her infectious smile and heartwarming personality, Thao joined the World of Children team after serving as the accounting manager for the Mental Health Association of Orange County for more than six years. Her parents moved their family to California from Vietnam when she was 21 years old, and she now calls the city of Tustin home along with her husband and two boys ages 11 and 14.
Thao has been known to speed around town on her motorbike when she’s back visiting family in Vietnam and loves to cook anything from homemade soups to noodles (but secretly loves all types of Mexican food!)
Born in Michigan, but well-versed in the Southern California lifestyle after growing up in Los Angeles, Jessica brings a wealth of event production and management knowledge to the World of Children team. She graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and lived in New York City for seven years where she began her professional career as an Equity Stage Manager mostly working on new musical theatre projects before moving back to Los Angeles. Since then she has served as the special events director for major cultural institutions including The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and Mission San Juan Capistrano.
A musical theatre nerd at heart, Jessica now calls Orange County home and has found a new love for days at the beach. When she’s not working, you can find her happily kicking her heels up in any of her homes, whether she’s enjoying the busy city life of New York or Los Angeles, or blazing the wooded trails of Michigan on the zero-turn mower.