Daniel Garibay (They/He) was born and raised in Zamora, Michoacán. They immigrated to the United States when they were 11 years old with their parents and two brothers for a better education and life, leaving their family members and friends behind. They did not speak a single word of English. They settled down in Delhi (Yokut Territory) located in Stanislaus County, which became their new home.
Daniel graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A in Data Science (Class of 2020). Daniel found fulfillment through Data Science because one is able to get the best of two worlds, theory and practice. Also, Data Science can be applied to a range of fields and data is located everywhere. One field Daniel finds interesting, and where he can apply his skills and knowledge, is Economics and Politics.
Daniel got involved with Youth Leadership Institute in Spring 2021 after coming in contact with We ‘Ced reporters at a “Close the ICE Camps” event in Merced. Daniel decided to move back to the Central Valley after graduating from college in order to give back to his community and reconnect with his family. Daniel showed interest in We ‘Ced and the rest is history.
In their free time, Daniel loves going to the gym, traveling, being outdoors, playing soccer and hanging out with friends. He is humorous, outgoing and compassionate, and is passionate about health, politics, math, justice and technology.