Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist
Daniel joined MMSA in November 2018. He has a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University, an M.S. in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences from MIT and spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa working on field geology and public education. His background in tectonics and isotopic geochemistry sparked an interest in environmental public health applications, eventually leading him to the field of sustainable agriculture. Daniel has spent most of the past decade working outside of the classroom at the intersection of farming and education throughout New England in a range of settings including urban public schools, local government, public and private colleges and community-based nonprofits. Informed by his own professional path, Daniel strongly believes in the value of community-based peer-to-peer experiential education and networks as a critical complement to traditional classroom-based learning. As a STEM Education Specialist on the STEMports project team, Daniel is excited to help support the diverse collaboration between youth, academics, researchers, industry partners and community organizations.
Outside of MMSA, Daniel is an organic farmer specializing in production of bioregionally-adapted seeds and nursery stock with his partner and two kids on their farm, Blackbird Rise, in Palermo, Maine. He is an avid trail runner, newly hooked on 3D printing and can’t help starting way too many projects. He is actively engaged at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and serves on the board of directors for the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA).
Service to the Community:
He is actively engaged at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and serves on the board of directors for the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA).
Phone: (207) 626 3230
Email: all emails are first initial last name at mmsa.org