Danielle Conrad graduated from of the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law. She was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. Her professional career has included working as a staff attorney and policy advocate for low-income working families and new immigrants at the Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest, nonprofit management, and political consulting. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Legal Aide of Nebraska.
Danielle is married to Thomas Conrad (University of Nebraska College of Law 2003) who owns and operates Heartland Optical, a small business located in North Lincoln. The couple resides in the East Campus Neighborhood and enjoys golf, fishing, and attending Husker sporting events. The couple welcomed their first child Caroline in December 2011. After leading a successful effort to raise the state minimum wage via citizen initiative Danielle Conrad became the Executive Director of the ACLU of Nebraska in November 2014.