Daniel was born in Central Oregon, and grew up in Sisters, Bend, and Southwest Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications and Information Studies, with a focus on Digital Media, Arts, and Technology. After graduating, he went on to have a successful 10-year career in the United States Air Force as Korean Cryptologic Linguist. During his time in the Air Force he also earned degrees in Korean Language and Communications Applications Technology. Daniel spent four years of his career living in South Korea, and working side-by-side with Republic of Korea military and government officials.
Daniel moved back to Oregon in 2014 to attend the University of Oregon School of Law. During law school, Daniel externed for the Springfield City Attorney’s office. He also spent two semesters at the Domestic Violence Clinic as a Certified Law Student, and he interned with ACLU of Oregon’s Legislative Division. Daniel is a 2017 University of Oregon School of Law graduate, and was inducted into the Oregon State Bar the same year.
Daniel now works as an attorney in the office of Student Survivor Legal services at the Domestic Violence Clinic.