Danielle Muscato, an atheism activist, was raised by a Jewish mother and Roman Catholic father. She grew up believing in God, though her parents never pressured her to choose a religion. A bassist and guitar player, Danielle was asked to join a band at a nearby church when she was 20 years old. There she found comfort in the people and messages conveyed, and went on to become a professional worship musician. As she became more involved with the church, she decided to do research to be a more educated Christian. In the process of searching for the original Christian texts, she came to a dead end. She could not find what she was looking for, and decided to leave the church when she was 25. Because she had never attended college, she decided to go to the University of Missouri. There, she joined the Secular Student Alliance, and went on to intern at the organization's headquarters in Columbus, OH. After the internship, Danielle went on to work for American Atheists. Today she is a writer, blogger, civil rights activist and public speaker who advocates for secularism.