Danna Olsen has a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in environmental health, a Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Aspects of Conservation and Zoology, along with the Nelson Institute’s Environmental Studies Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has experience in environmental and pharmaceutical testing and patient care.

She is particularly interested in how the environment affects health and spends most of her free time as an advocate for sustainable and healthy practices/policies. Danna is on the UW Health Environmental Sustainability Committee and the Health and Healing Committee and a board member of the Healthy Lawn Team. In 2012, Mayor Soglin appointed her to the City of Madison’s Committee on Community Gardens.  She is a member of the Downtown Community Gardens Group and a founding member of the Crowley Station Community Garden

Danna is most proud of her role as advocate and involvement in the planning and design of a therapeutic greenroof at UW Hospital, the Hilary Grace Healing Garden, scheduled to open in the summer of 2015.

Danna interned for the WEHN from 2012 to 2014.