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danielle williams

Founder, Melanin Base Camp
Executive Director, Team Blackstar Skydivers




Danielle Williams is the founder of Melanin Base Camp and a co-founder of Team Blackstar Skydivers. Both organizations promote diversity in outdoor adventure sports and highlight talented adventure athletes of color. She's also a disabled skydiver with over 600 jumps. Danielle graduated from Harvard in 2008 and has spent the last ten years in the U.S. Army with combat deployments in Iraq and the Philippines. The Army threw her out of her first plane in 2006 and she's been in love with adventure sports ever since. Since its founding in 2014 Team Blackstar has grown from six African American parachutists to a diverse group of 270 skydivers in six countries.  Melanin Base Camp has also grown from an Instagram page to a website with eight adventure athlete bloggers. On the weekends you can find her indulging her favorite outdoor therapy: barefoot skydiving or pushing her walker around the bonfire with a little help from her friends. Blue skies! 

*CV available upon request
*Available for speaking engagements