Danielle Lichliter, committed to serving others
University Park senior Danielle Lichliter ‘13 lives and breathes Penn State pride, continuously inspiring those around her with her commitment to the Penn State value of service.
The list of her community service work is exhaustive: She helps coordinate Alternative Spring Break; is a team liaison for FreshSTART, Penn State’s largest day of service for incoming first-year, change-of-assignment and transfer students new to the University Park campus; sits on the LionHearts council, a roundtable of the top on-campus service leaders; is an ambassador for IES Abroad; is a member of the Schreyer Honors College Scholar Advancement Team; was vice president of Bee House, a service group founded to help raise money for THON; recently traveled to East Africa with the Penn State Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program to work on an affordable greenhouse venture designed to reduce food insecurity; and served last year as outreach director for Students Engaging Students, helping to create volunteer opportunities for Penn State students.
Dani is so passionate about giving back that she created her own major in the pursuit, developing a curricula to study non-profit management with an international emphasis. She is also a Spanish minor and a scholar in the Honors College.
One associate describes Dani as, “passionate, caring, and inspiring in everything she does. She is on her way to changing the world and appreciates that Penn State has given her the tools to succeed.”