Danielle Maude Littman is a PhD student in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Danielle’s research explores how places of belonging and connection may buffer against the impacts of isolation and trauma, especially for marginalized groups in multiply harsh contexts. She has current research projects exploring peer support among youth experiencing homelessness, arts programs in Colorado prisons, and mutual aid during COVID-19. she is committed to the integration of artistic and participatory methods in her research. She holds her Masters in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago, and her Bachelors in Theatre and Creative Writing from Northwestern University.