Dr. Cummings is a Computer Systems Researcher for the Department of Defense. She is also the founder and committee chair of Black Women in Computing, a community focused on increasing the number of black women and other minorities in computing-related fields. She is a former instructor for Girls Who Code, and frequently hosts and participates in various STEM-based educational programs targeting minority youth. Danielle holds a B.A. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Art from The Ohio State University, an M.S. in Software Engineering from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, and a Ph.D. in ComputerScience from Texas A&M University.