During his time as a law student, Daniel was a member of numerous student organizations and held several legal internships. These included positions at the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, the Santa County District Attorney's Office, and the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California (located in Sacramento). For his detailed professional background, please see his LinkedIn profile:
As an undergraduate, Daniel was an active member of ASUCD. Starting in the Spring of 2004, he served for about a year as Vice Chief Justice of the ASUCD Court. As a justice, Daniel at times butted heads with Chief Justice Fricke due to competing legal philosophies. Kris, likening the Court to the U.S. Supreme Court, wanted to use the ASUCD Court to affect ASUCD policy. Daniel rejected this interpretation. He believed that the Court was only intended to arbitrate disagreements within ASUCD, not create them. To emphasize the difference between ASUCD law and federal law, at one point Daniel theorized that ASUCD bylaws may be applied retroactively because ex post facto acts of the senate are not prohibited by ASUCD Constitution; of course, this would be subject higher forms of authority (e.g. school policy, state law, etc...). Daniel was also a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity with Senator Thomas Lloyd.