Danielle Hoover L’24
Danielle (Danni) Hoover is a 2L born and raised in Peoria, Arizona. She attended Arizona State University, where she received her B.S. in Psychology, minoring in Criminology & Criminal Justice and Women & Gender Studies, and a certificate in Law & Human Behavior. During her time at ASU, her studies focused primarily on how the intersection of race, gender, environment, and mental health influences the criminal justice system and affects those individuals within the system.
During her 1L summer, Danni interned for the Delaware County Public Defender’s Office. While there, she conducted research on policies to improve the resources available to incarcerated clients and ensured that those on parole and probation received access to community resources necessary to prevent recidivism, including mental health and addiction rehabilitative services. Danni hopes to use her J.D. and internship experience to find effective social service alternatives to incarceration and ensure that individual demographic and characteristics are acknowledged throughout the criminal process.
At Penn Carey Law, Danni serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Law and Social Change and is involved with the Civil Rights Project and If/When/How pro bono projects. In her free time, she enjoys talking to friends, playing with her chihuahua-dachshund mix, Samurai, and going to hockey games.