Daniela Nyiri

Daniela is the Chief of Staff at the Coalition for Green Capital, and in her role, she will play a pivotal part in supporting the organization’s growth while advancing its mission to accelerate the green transition.

Daniela is a Romanian immigrant and a seasoned strategist who brings a diverse skill set and nearly a decade of experience in political advocacy and electoral campaigns. Throughout her career, Daniela has consistently demonstrated her ability to drive candidates to electoral victory and a talent for forging partnerships among key allies.

Notably, during the 2018 election, Daniela’s strategic guidance as the Deputy Field Director for then-candidate Haley Stevens played an integral role in securing victory. She led a multi-state phone banking initiative while coordinating hundreds of volunteers and field staffers on the ground. Daniela was then hired by the Progressive Turnout Project to spearhead their National Fellows Program. Under her dynamic leadership, Daniela led two initiatives in the program. The first was an advocacy program that contributed to the passage of the historic For the People Act in the 117th Congress. The second was a voter turnout program that allocated nearly half a million dollars in in-kind contributions to support campaign field operations nationwide. This resulted in significant outreach during the 2020 presidential election, and her weekly large-scale training program empowered nearly 200 Fellows, many of whom now hold prominent positions in key Congressional offices and are pursuing political careers.

During her master’s program at Michigan State University, Daniela’s passion for green banks inspired her to create GreenBankMovement.org—an interactive green bank database designed to bridge the knowledge gap surrounding climate financing and empower the public, policymakers, and stakeholders to embrace green banks as a key climate solution. This translated into her work as a consultant, empowering organizations like Dream.org, Green For All to prioritize climate financing within their environmental justice platform and co-chair CGC’s Community Investments Working Group.

Daniela received both her bachelor’s degrees in political science and philosophy and her MPP from Michigan State University. She currently resides in Lansing, Michigan, with her long-term partner, and in her free time, you can find her putting paint on a canvas or lifting weights in the gym.