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Mara Danoff (She/her)


Currently living in

New York, New York, US

Work Preferences


Open to roles

Long Term Employee

I really want to make the world more equitable with technology, and I believe I can do that by developing software that aids in helping other neurodivergent individuals learn key pieces of information that a standard curriculum cannot teach. My experience with video game and film development aids in my quest to find different forms of media to teach at-risk individuals and make the learning actually fun and engaging.

Skills and Strengths

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationWorking AutonomouslyConsistencyCritical ThinkingAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials


Screen reader technologyClosed captioningSend questions in advanceInterviewer experienced with neurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesAlternate interview formatWritten interview instructionsEmail / calendar organizationTask managementDaily job-coach checkinsDaily remindersReceive information in advanceWritten Instructions1:1 meetingsFlexible scheduleExtra time off for appointmentsPeriodic rest breaksUninterrupted work timeNoise-cancelling headphonesQuiet / individual workspacesSelf-stimulation tools / gadgetJob coachingSupport group for stress

Environments I'm comfortable with

Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)


Check out my work

Working since Sep 2021

Interim Research Associate - Teachers College, Columbia University

Video editing softwareVideo production softwareEvent Handlingresearch
Worked for 2 years, 1 months from Jul 2019 to Jul 2021

Live Stream Technician - Deloitte

I aided in the production, design, and editing of large-scale live streams at Deloitte. Events would range from high-level OCEO to standard practice meetings. I was in charge of technical directing, designing graphics, editing the footage after the event, and basic administrative tasks.

Adobe Systems Adobe Creative CloudAdobe Systems Adobe Premiere ProLocal area network LAN softwareMicrosoft 365ATEM Switcher SoftwareProblem solvingMultitaskingTeamworkImprove organizationsProper business etiquette

Education and Credentials

Attending since 2021

Teachers College Columbia University

Master's degree - Instructional Technology and Media Studies

Attended for 4 years from 2015 to 2019

Barnard College

Bachelor's degree - Cinema/Film