Danielle Green MP is the State Member for Yan Yean and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria, Tourism and Major Events.
She studied subjects in politics at La Trobe University in 1987 and 1988.
When Danielle attended La Trobe, the university was still largely new among other Melbourne institutions. But that's what she liked about the campus.
“La Trobe is at its best when it’s that cheeky newer kid on the block that was part of questioning things," Danielle said.
"I think that’s what suited my personality."
Danielle began at the university as a mature-aged student and was already working in the public service.
“I loved my study of politics because it really set in a context what I was doing in the public sector," she said.
"It certainly set me on the path of being very involved in policy committees, then running election campaigns and helping a lot of other people get into politics and then running myself.
Danielle believes La Trobe has had a role in the increase in women being elected into the Victorian Government.
“There really is something in the water in the north of Melbourne in that so many of the MPs have connections to La Trobe," she said.
"But also that Labor has had the majority of our MPs in the northern suburbs, since I was elected, have been women. I think La Trobe’s played a big part in that."
Last updated: 9th May 2019