Danielle Twichel is currently a Senior at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington and pursues a double-major in Studio Arts and Hispanic Studies.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Danielle has always been captivated by other cultures, and she lets this interest flow into her artistic passions. From the age of 16, Danielle has run her own henna tattoo business, OrangeDragoAarts, where she draws inspiration from the traditions of India.
While she has yet to reach India (someday!), Danielle considers herself a travel enthusiast, and feels that she is most creative while exploring the world. She loves utilizing her Spanish-speaking abilities, which were cultivated during her semesters abroad in Granada, Spain and Quito, Ecuador. When language does not suffice, Danielle finds that art is the truest way to form connections abroad.
Danielle believes that community, art, and culture go hand in hand - and her vocation lies in connecting the three. So far, she has made this a reality by serving on the Fife Public Arts commission, where she and other members worked to source public art pieces that show the diverse history of her budding town.