As a multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion expert, who raises cultural awareness to create social change, Dania helps parents and children understand and embrace multiculturalism and diversity as a way of creating a peaceful and harmonious society without having to give up their own cultural values and heritage.
Also a published author, Dania’s mission is to educate people all over the US about the importance of a multicultural society, while showing them how the contributions of Latinos are crucial to the advancement and success of the United States as a whole.
On May 1st, 2016, her 39th birthday, she launched her new platform Embracing Diversity from the core believe that through multicultural exchanges, understanding and truly embracing one another is how the United States is going to thrive in the decades to come.
“Embracing Diversity is the only way we are going to find common ground to address the common challenges we face,” Dania says.
Dania is a mother of 3 American Latino children who have inspired her to create children’s literature that invites children to embrace diversity through their understanding of differences, and also to advocate for a society in which being different is celebrated providing opportunities for everyone. Although she will always consider herself a New York gal with the Caribbean in her heart, Dania currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, daughter, 2 sons, and her mother.
As a professional, Dania Santana has gone full circle as her first steps in the communications arena were as a journalist back in the Dominican Republic, where she was born. Since then, writing, interviewing, and telling stories have become second nature and activities she loves and enjoy.