Dani Adler has been associated with CFAR since its inception in 1979. Her belief in and love of her work is evident in her longevity in the program. Dani’s area of expertise is in academic and personal counseling. For the past 40 years, she has helped students develop more effective and efficient study skills, time management, and organization techniques. She specializes in working with students with learning disabilities and ADHD.
Dani also loves her work supervising and training the student staff who serve as Academic Mentors. She is very proud of the Academic Mentor’s individual work helping students to reach their academic goals. Mentors and students work together as a team to develop study strategies that match the student’s learning style and the manner in which their courses are being taught. The mentors energy and enthusiasm is infectious and students working with them immediately feel welcomed.
Outside of CFAR, Dani loves spending time with her family and is a new grandmother. She is an avid swimmer, loves to kayak and attend theater productions, and sings with Voices from the Heart, a women's a cappella chorus. Her golden retriever, Indy, is her constant companion.
Background: B.A. in Psychology and M.Ed. in Counseling from UNH. 40 years of training and leadership experience with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD-NE); the New England Educational Opportunity Association (NEOA), and its state affiliate NHEOA. Dani also served as co-chair of UNH’s President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities. Professionally Dani is “… helping students to create their destinies.”