Danielle Brodsky '09


What year did you graduate from FJA?
2009

Where did you/do you go to college? 
University of Michigan

Where are you living now?
Chicago

What do you do for a living? 
Psychologist

What is an accomplishment that you are most proud of? 
Completing my doctoral dissertation on the impact of trauma transmission on third generation Holocaust survivors.

Tell us about something meaningful in your life right now: 
I am happily engaged!

What is something you look forward to in the coming year? 
I look forward to continuing advocating for mental health awareness, normalizing the desire/need to engage in therapy, and facilitating access to services. I’m also looking very forward to getting married this year!

What is your favorite Jewish holiday and why? 
I love how Hanukkah brings family and friends together, the traditions and food associated with this holiday, and the underlying message of finding the light amidst dark times.

What are your favorite TV shows? 
Friends, Greys Anatomy, GOT, Friday Night Lights

What is your favorite food? 
Chocolate

If you were stuck on a desert island and you could only bring one item, what would it be and why? 
Harry Potter series - no explanation necessary

Who would play you in a movie? 
Natalie Portman