Daniel was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. A recent graduate of the University of Illinois’ B.S. in Sustainable Design program, his career interests include environmental community outreach, natural areas conservation, and graphic design. During his time at U of I, Daniel interned at the local regional planning council in his hometown and gave a presentation on sustainability at the Illinois Park and creation Association’s 2023 conference in Chicago. Daniel’s hobbies include hiking, biking, soccer, music, and traveling to distant and not so distant lands.