Alumni Stories: Dr. Danee Pye


Dr. Danee Pye

Common People United | President

Attended: 1999 - 2001


What are you doing now?

After several years working in academia, I put my communication skills to work in digital spaces. Currently, I own and operate Common People United, a digital media agency, but I am energized by all things that blend design and function in service of helping others. 


How did your Mt. SAC experience impact your journey?

Mt. SAC served as the foundation of my academic career and so much more. It was at Mt. SAC that I got over my fear of public speaking, fell in love with philosophy and capital-C Communication, and met some of my lifelong friends, allies, and mentors on the Forensics team. I took my Mountie experience with me to UC Berkeley, Ball State, and UT Austin, where I finally earned a PhD in rhetoric. None of that would've been possible without the groundwork laid at Mt. SAC. 

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