Daniel was born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana, moving to Baton Rouge just before high school. Currently a senior at Louisiana State University studying Construction Management, he will be graduating in December of 2020. Following graduation, Daniel plans to enter the construction workforce with goals to eventually invest in property development. Daniel is heavily involved with the LSU Construction Student Association (CSA), currently serving as an elected officer. He also works closely with the Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC) and their Student Enhancement Committee, participating in their mentorship program for three years. Daniel has a strong commitment to construction safety, acting as a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) and possessing multiple Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certifications. An avid learner, he devotes the majority of his time to doing well in coursework and attending classes.
Outside of class and the workplace, Daniel volunteers with the Companion Animal Alliance (CAA) near LSU’s campus, helping the non-profit organization by caring for shelter animals and intakes. He attends regular Masses at Saint George Catholic Church in Baton Rouge and conducts independent Bible studies in his free time. Daniel enjoys hiking in the Texas hill country and taking advantage of the jogging trails at Friedrich Wilderness Park in San Antonio, Texas. He also enjoys spending time with his parents, Bob and Susan, making regular trips to their home in Boerne, Texas. Along with visiting his mom and dad, Daniel also enjoys the company of his aunts, uncles, and cousins from West Monroe and is likely to be attending LSU sporting events and competitions with them. When not volunteering, attending Church meetings, or spending time with his family he is most often spending time at home with his dog, Luckie, or hanging out with friends. His other interests include residential home design, traveling, cars, and video games.