My name is Daniel Berryman and I am currently a first year student at American University in Washington D.C. studying Political Science and Advanced Leadership Studies. I am a member of the School of Public affairs Leadership program and in the social action group Environment and Sustainability. Together with my group I am currently researching fossil fuel divestment campaigns and trying to see a likely way to implement a project here in DC
I come to DC from Connecticut where I moved to when 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 and political advocacy. 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 hope to one day be a profiler with the FBI or hold a similar position in the criminal justice system.