For Daniel, a San Francisco Bay Area local, environmental advocacy is deeply personal. He has a strong sense of place shaped by his region’s majestic setting before California’s interior waterways and the vast Pacific Ocean. An advocate of many trades, he campaigned for fossil fuel divestment in the halls of San Francisco State University (SFSU), and has marched to bring awareness to climate and environmental justice issues in his ancestral South Asia, and along the refinery corridor of the Northeast San Francisco Bay, where he and his hometown of Benicia, California reside. A storyteller at heart, he has written for the publication Earth Island Journal, and has performed writing, communications, and social media outreach roles for Sacred Fire Foundation, Bioneers, and Save The Bay. Daniel holds a B.A. in Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice from SFSU, and brings his passion to Turtle Island as their Fundraising and Communications Intern.