Danielle King’s public health career focuses on low-income and minority populations. With her focus on domestic and international health policy interventions, she worked with the State of Kentucky and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C prevalence rates in Eastern Kentucky. As the Rural Broadband Coordinator at the Center for Rural Strategies, King worked with the Federal Communications Commission to modernize Lifeline, a social program serving millions of low-income communities. As the Director of Cultural Diversity at Hazard Community and Technical College, she positioned her higher education institution to obtain the highest score in Kentucky. King’s career trajectory changed on the morning of September 16, 2018, when Sheldon, her oldest brother, succumbed to gun violence by his white assailant. Consequently, as a law and policy doctoral candidate at Northeastern University, her original research, interrogating the social contexts which precipitated Sheldon’s death, can be translated into policy proposals/recommendations for effective gun policy. King has national recognition from the United Health Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program, through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Northeastern University’s Full Circle Scholarships, and as a multi-year recipient of the Olive Ruth Russell Fellowship for unique gun violence research in Black America.