Originally from Shelton, CT, Daniel decided to come to UNC Charlotte to experience something totally new (and to escape the frigid winters)! As an Economics major at UNCC he hopes to continue to further his knowledge and understanding of the world economy. In high school, Daniel was actively involved in debate club and a member of JSA, as well as the Federal Reserve Challenge team representing Shelton High School at the New York Federal Reserve Challenge. In his free time, Daniel loves to take weekend vacations with his friends and go fishing and hiking! As the son of an Italian immigrant, Daniel’s perhaps biggest loves though are food, cooking, and spending quality time with his family whenever he’s back home!