Assistant DirectorResidence Life and First Year Experience
Office: Davis Community Center, 214
Phone: (714) 997-6961
Hometown: Lomita, CA
My Chapman Story:
In August 2008, I was ready to begin my undergraduate college experience. I remember driving onto Chapman’s campus with overwhelming feelings of anxiety, excitement, and optimism. I parked my car in the Jim Miller parking structure and wandered into Glass Residence Hall. There, I found friendly faces sporting blue t-shirts donning the word “Puzzles.” “Hi, my name is Danny and I’m an Orientation Leader. How can I help you?” Throughout my orientation experience, the Orientation Leaders were so helpful and offered me the one thing I was most nervous to find: friendship. I was fortunate as an undergraduate to serve as an Orientation Leader and Orientation Coordinator. I graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Educational Studies and in 2015 with a Master of Arts in Leadership Development. I am so excited to be a member of the orientation team and I hope to make a positive impact on incoming students.
Advice to Chapman students:
Stick to your values, have fun and reach for your dreams! College is a time to try new things, inquire and develop. Don’t be afraid to push outside your comfort zone. One of my most valuable learning experiences as a college student was that in order to personally develop there needs to be a willingness to be uncomfortable. Always remember to stick to your values. They make you who you are and provide foundation for decision making. The time I spent as an undergraduate was unforgettable. I had the time of my life and made lifelong friends. I love Chapman University and I can’t wait to share that with incoming students.