Daniel graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.S. in psychology where he gained research, teaching, and clinical assistantship experience within the psychology department and surrounding medical centers. Following his undergraduate education, Daniel enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Human Intelligence Specialist where he achieved the rank of sergeant and completed assignments in Afghanistan, Ukraine, Romania, and Germany. Following the completion of his active duty contract, Daniel earned his M.A. in Psychology in Education at Columbia University where he focused on the use of UX design to optimize digital mental health applications and improve PTSD treatment outcomes. Daniel is currently a Clinical Psychology doctoral student and member at UCF RESTORES under the mentorship of Dr. Clint Bowers. Daniel’s research interests are primarily the use of emerging technology (VR, AI, mobile apps) to prevent, treat, and understand PTSD/traumatic stress among high-risk populations. When not in the lab, Daniel enjoys working out, hiking, and discovering new coffee/food spots in Orlando.