Danielle puts her writing skills to the test on a daily basis as Marketing Communications Specialist. Whether she is writing content for regional or company-wide initiatives, she’s learning, growing and enjoying every day at Susquehanna. She’s probably most proud, however, of the addition of ‘Hand Model’ to her resume and will not hesitate to point out that those are her hands on the Mobile Deposit advertising materials. Outside of the office, when she isn’t grooming her hands for her next gig, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, sushi dinners, dancing and traveling. Her travels have taken her to a number of different countries throughout Europe such as France, Greece, Scotland and Ireland, to name a few. One of her most memorable moments took place in the airport while traveling from England to Spain. Who knew pepper spray was illegal in the UK? Let’s just say… they have her on file.

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Monopoly, Clue, Operation: What are your favorite classic games?

board gamesHappy 80th Anniversary, Monopoly! That’s right, in 1935 Hasbro released the classic game which would go on to sell more than 275 million games worldwide; available in 111 countries in 43 different languages. It truly is a game that has stood the test of time…and boy does it take time! Everyone knows it’s a long game but what’s the record for the longest? Seventy straight days. Seventy days! Short days and cold nights make winter the best time to catch up on some of your childhood board game classics. I was the type of kid who always needed someone to play with and I loved games, so it’s no surprise that the $10 I spent on the game Trouble a couple weeks ago ended in much laughter and competition between my boyfriend and me. In fact, we played it 9 times that weekend. And just in case you were wondering, I won best out of three 2 times. Continue Reading »

Volunteering in 2015? Don’t leave donating blood off your list

Blood Donors Making Donation In HospitalI like to volunteer in my community. I’ve planted trees at a local park. I’ve boxed hundreds of lunches at the World’s Largest Chicken Barbecue. Most recently I styled hair in the Doll Salon at the American Girl Fashion Show (that was unexpected!). I’m always willing to donate time, but one thing I don’t do is donate blood. In honor of January being National Blood Donor Month, I’m asking myself why not? Take a look at what I learned and why we should both donate at the next available opportunity. Continue Reading »

Do you have a unique middle name? Share your story on Middle Name Pride Day

middlenameEvery month the Susquehanna blog team gets together to brainstorm what topics we will cover in the following month’s blog, and you know you have a good one when each person in the room has fun story to share. Today is Middle Name Pride Day. Read along and share the story of your middle name. My name is Danielle Rae. I never liked my middle name growing up. I wouldn’t tell people what it was because I felt it was a ‘boy’s name.’ Now, I appreciate the uniqueness of it, which is exactly what attracted my mom to the name. She named me after Alexa Ray Joel – Billy Joel’s daughter. As it turns out, Alexa Ray was named after Ray Charles, so I guess that means that I am indirectly named after Ray Charles? No…too far. Continue Reading »

Marley and Me – The Unexpected Adoption

Marley blogI’ve been thinking about getting a dog for the past 6 months or so. And thinking. Annnnd…thinking. I had in my mind what I wanted: a Goldendoodle! They don’t shed like Poodles and have the temperament of a Golden Retriever…how perfect! I even went to look at some puppies over the summer but I guess I wasn’t quite ready to make the short and long-term financial commitment that comes with a pet. Then came Christmastime and I was doing my usual perusing of puppies online and I saw that the price of Goldendoodle puppies skyrocketed to $1,200! Well, pfft. There was no way I was getting one now. Continue Reading »

Peanut Butter Lovers' Month: Paying homage to the spreadable treat

pb photoI don’t need a specific month to celebrate peanut butter. Nope. In fact, I celebrate it almost every day! But since November is Peanut Butter Lovers’ month, it seemed only natural (get it?!) to write about it. I have the whole peanut butter situation on lockdown, and as it turns out, there is most likely a peanut butter gene that has been passed down from generation to generation on both sides of my family. So, join me as I pay homage and work my way from tame treats to what some people may call just downright weird. Continue Reading »

The Language of the Millennial: A #tbt look at the #2000s

2000sIt’s the final blog in our ‘memories of the decades’ series and at first I thought to myself, ‘I have to cover the 2000s? That was like, yesterday!’ I didn’t think my content would be as nostalgic as the ‘60s or ‘70s blogs, but contrary to my initial belief, a lot happened in the first decade of the new millennium. I mean, we survived Y2K for crying out loud! All joking aside, I feel grateful to share some pieces of the decade through my eyes and I hope you enjoy it as well. Continue Reading »

Do you ever wonder how you’ll be remembered? Maybe you should.

Legacy blog photoEvery month has its quirky holidays. There’s ‘What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs?’ day in March. Just around the corner in June is ‘Yell Fudge at Cobras Day.' And, of course, you can’t forget about ‘Race Your Mouse around the Icons Day’ in August! Love that one. August, however, also brings us a deeper, more-introspective, thought-provoking topic in it being:  ‘What’s Your Legacy?’ month. Continue Reading »

Runners: A different kind of breed?

[caption id="attachment_3158" align="alignright" width="224"]Go time! I had my game face on before the Race Against Racism in 2011. Go time! I had my game face on before the Race Against Racism in 2011.[/caption] People dedicate their time and energy to a number of different extracurricular activities for a number of different reasons. I’ve recently come to realize, however, that of these people, it seems the most dedicated adult athletes are runners. Maybe it’s because you don’t need equipment or a fancy uniform to run. You don’t need a team. It’s just you and the road. Continue Reading »

Healthy Eating: A Mother’s ‘Trick’ of the Trade

healthyeatingblogphotoEating healthy has been ingrained in me since I was … in the womb, I’m sure! So who better to take healthy eating tips from than my Mother herself? She is a model of excellence when it comes to these things and I’m very appreciative of her influence throughout my life. Continue Reading »

Catch Him If You Can:An Insider’s Look at Identity Theft Prevention

I recently attended Moravian Manor’s Engaging Community Program, which featured speaker Frank Abagnale, whose life is the subject of the popular book, movie and Broadway play, ‘Catch Me If You Can’. Much to my surprise, many of the attendees I spoke with at the event hadn’t seen the movie; if you haven’t, I highly recommend it. Directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, the movie gives you an adventurous visual for what otherwise may be considered an impossible journey of a young man in the 1960s. Continue Reading »