| Dec 16, 2015
The newest member to our Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) family is Danielle Jacobs. She has been with us for a little over a three months and will be supporting the BDA’s TransManage program. Whether it’s fulfilling the Employee Transportation role at different downtown buildings or providing custom commute plans for fellow travelers, you can bet Danielle will have a helping hand. That’s why she’s this week’s member of the week.
- What do you do for the BDA?
I am the Transportation Outreach Coordinator for the BDA, which means that I work with property managers to coordinate events and incentives for Bellevue employees that participate in the TransManage program. I also serve as the Employee Transportation Coordinator for Puget Sound Energy, which means that I help administer the PSE transportation subsidy to their employees as well as assist with their commute planning.
- What is your philosophy towards your work?
Find something you are both passionate about and good at, and try to do more of that.
- What is your favorite book? Why?
It’s hard to pick a favorite, but one informative book I read recently was Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. By showcasing stories of wrongly convicted individuals, he narrates how racial injustice has maintained a broken criminal justice system. The writing style made me feel like I was with Bryan Stevenson during his journey.
- If you could drink with someone from history, who would it be? Why?
Grace Lee Boggs because of her dedication to social change, and she lived nearby my hometown
- What animal best represents you, and why?
A cat because I like to lounge around like a cat and then sometimes run around.
- Name something that ranks towards the top of your bucket list?
Going zip-lining in Costa Rica.
- What is important to you, in your life right now?
Continue settling into the Pacific Northwest and spending time with my friends and family
- What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
Only because I had a Spanish music phase about a decade ago but it would be Tengo La Camisa Negra by Juanes.
- If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would learn all of the salsa dance moves because it’s so much fun and makes me happy to dance
- Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
As boring as this may sound, probably reading the news.
- What movie can you watch over and over again?
- What do you hope for the BDA?
My hope is for the BDA to continue to grow and evolve in a way that reflects the needs of our growing population.