From Gemstone Expert to Financial Advisor

Danielle is a native San Diegan and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University San Marcos. After graduating from CSUSM, Danielle went to the Gemological Institute of America where she received her Graduate Gemologist Diploma. She quickly started to work in the jewelry industry including owning her own e-commerce website after she started her family. When Danielle decided to get back into the workforce on a full-time basis, she wanted something that had a better work life balance.

Using her previous retail sales and banking experience, Danielle joined Merrill Lynch in 2017 and became a Financial Advisor in their wealth management office. Naturally curious about financial markets and strategies, Danielle applies her banking and business experience to help each of her clients make the most of their financial opportunities.

When Danielle is not working, she likes to spend her free time with her husband and three children. She is very active in many community organizations including Alpha Xi Delta alumni organization, her church and her children’s’ school foundation.


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