My name is Daniel Berryman and I am currently a sophomore at American University in Washington D.C. studying Justice and Law with a dual-minor in Psychology and Business Administration as well as a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies. I am a member of the School of Public affairs Leadership program and during my freshman year was a member of the social action group Environment and Sustainability. Together with my group I researched fossil fuel divestment campaigns and implemented and informational program here at AU pertaining to the universities current investments and viable alternatives.
I came to DC from Connecticut where I have lived since I was 11. Back home my neighboring town was Sandy Hook, as a result of the tragedy there I developed a passion for social justice, political advocacy, and mental health awareness. In 2018 I lead a walkout in honor of the lives lost during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Highschool shooting that had over 80% participation school wide. I also worked with administration to promote conversations of mental health in classrooms and worked to destigmatize those conversations. I have a passion for the wellbeing of others and as such my personal social action project is raising mental health awareness. In the spring I will be bringing free mental health training and certification courses to DC college and highschool students through the Mental Health First Aiders and EdAdvance.