Danielle Root is the associate director of Voting Rights and Access to Justice at American Progress. As a graduate student, Root’s work focused on civil rights and criminal justice reform. She has completed internships with the Obama administration in the Office of National Drug Control Policy and has interned at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the U.S. Senate, and various nonprofits concerned with voting rights and election law, including campaign finance reform. Root also worked briefly at the Scottish Parliament for a member of the Scottish Labour Party while attending classes at the University of Edinburgh.

Root holds a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where she received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her commitment to public service. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and anthropology from the University of Minnesota.

By Danielle Root
Corruption Consultants: Conservative Special Interests and Corporations Hurt State Economies and Democratic ProcessesCenter for American ProgressJuly 22, 2019
Case Studies in Voter Suppression: Profiling Voter SuppressorsCenter for American Progress ActionNovember 26, 2018
Rep. Tom Price’s STOCK Act ScandalCenter for American Progress ActionFebruary 1, 2017
Rex Tillerson Represents All That is Wrong with Trump’s Incoming AdministrationCenter for American Progress ActionJanuary 10, 2017