Daniel was born and raised in San Francisco, but his studies and work have brought him to live in New York, London, and beyond—and now he isn’t quite sure where to consider home. He spent five years in New York, where he graduated magna cum laude from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, worked as a Refugee Rights Intern at Human Rights First, and conducted independent research on immigration detention that led to the writing of a full-length original play, Antígona, Inmigrante. Daniel now lives in London and is currently studying for an MA in Arabic and Migration & Diaspora Studies at SOAS, University of London. He has also spent summers as a Human in Action Fellow in Amsterdam and studying intensive Arabic in Amman.
Daniel has worked as a mentor in various capacities throughout his university education. He spent two years as a peer mentor at Brooklyn International High School with Taxi to Tomorrow, an organization that pairs English native-speaking university students with high school students who are learning English for joint language exchange and college counseling sessions. He also worked as a teacher’s assistant at LaGuardia International High School in Queens. Additionally, Daniel has tutored high school students in subject-specific areas including Spanish, History, and English. He has a passion for connecting with students and helping them uncover their strongest skill areas to unlock achievements across all subjects and disciplines, a spirit that guides his SAT/ACT and subject tutoring with ESM.
When Daniel isn’t studying or mentoring, he spends his free time cooking or baking, and then sharing the fruits of his labor at weekly dinner parties with his friends. He is always excited to explore London for culinary inspiration, but he also loves to see a good play or sit in the park with a picnic and a good book.