Daniel is a native Pacific Islander of Guam and a Cancer Biology PhD Student at UMich. He studies the role of specialized cells in the progression of Pancreatic Cancer, soon to be the second most deadly cancer as of 2025. Daniel is a PREP Alum and 1st generation College/PhD Student. Overall, he is interested in becoming a PI and having a lab where students from Guam can come and work during the summer for experience. Daniel works to improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through a number of initiatives at UMich, his undergrad alma mater as well as national programs. With CL, he hopes to provide underrepresented minorities the resources and opportunities needed to succeed in their chosen fields.