As someone passionate about youth justice, Daniel advocates and partners with different juvenile justice stakeholders to make policy changes, particularly around eliminating the practice of trying youth as adults, ending the use of solitary confinement and improving re-entry services for formerly incarcerated individuals. His personal experience sparked his interest and activism, including his passion to work with current and formerly incarcerated youth who are considered “the worst-of-the-worst.” Daniel graduated from the University of California, Davis where he majored in Chicana/o Studies. He co-founded Beyond the Stats, a collective of formerly incarcerated students who work towards dismantling structural barriers while supporting formerly incarcerated and system-impacted students navigate the UC system. Daniel enjoys hiking, watching stand-up comedy and spending time with family. Daniel grew up in Watsonville, California where he was raised by his single mother.