Daniel is a senior media producer for USC Viterbi School of Engineering where he produces content covering topics from urban centers to remote corners of Earth, the depths of the oceans to space and the modern heroes tackling 21st century grand challenges. He is also the creator and co-host of Escape Velocity, a science and engineering podcast funded by the United Engineering Foundation. An award-winning screenwriter, Daniel was recently optioned by Paris-based Forecast Pictures for his screenplay “Climbers” about Rwanda’s first cycling team. His screenplay “Marjan,” about a girl living through the Syrian civil war, was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowship. He holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Washington and an M.F.A. in Film & TV Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Daniel has managed international logistics as an operations supervisor for UPS Supply Chain Solutions and has led relief operations in partnership with several NGOs in China, India, Mexico, Sudan, Romania and The Republic of Moldova.