Dani Carlson serves as the Director of Communications and Digital Strategy for The Center for Community Solutions. In this role, Dani guides team members in all aspects of the organization’s overall communications goals. Before joining Community Solutions, Dani spent more than a decade as an investigative journalist at television stations across the country, winning multiple awards, including an Emmy, for her reporting. A Chicago native, and proud graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School, Dani also brought her real world experiences back into the classroom as a journalism instructor at her alma mater and at Kent State University. While at Community Solutions she spear headed the organization’s efforts to offer a local, health and human services journalism grant. She is the president of the Northwestern Alumni Club of Cleveland and also serves on the board of the Press Club of Cleveland.