Danah Fisher was a member of the Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Oak Park, Ill. until she moved to New Orleans in 2014. Fisher currently serves on the Advisory Board of Emerge Louisiana, which works to recruit, train, and provide a support network for women to run for public office. Fisher is also a member of the Women Donors Network, a national community of women engaged in high-impact advocacy and philanthropy.

As an entrepreneur in the Chicago area, Fisher was active in local government and community development. Prior to founding her business, Fisher worked as a market research manager for Maritz, an international market research firm and as director of market research for the Florida Keys Tourism Development Council. She began her career as a research analyst with United Behavioral Health and coauthored a landmark study on mental health parity.

Fisher holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Claremont Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy from Tulane University.