background is in community empowerment, urban development, and food security. From 2007 to 2009, Daniel served in the
United States Peace Corps working as a community development volunteer. Shortly after, he received a Master’s of Arts
in International Development from the School of International Service at American
University. For his capstone research,
Daniel conducted a study comparing the urban agriculture movements of Havana,
Cuba and Detroit, Michigan. More
specifically, Daniel examined how community participation and social capital shaped
urban development in those cities.
Daniel’s current academic interests involve studying the potential of
policy actors to promote sustainable (urban) community development, and wishes
to address issues of socio-economic inequality.