Danial is a perseverant advocate for voicing the concerns of young people and raising awareness of the mental health crisis in schools and universities. He grew up in south east London and understands the challenges facing young people in the 21st Century. Having left Beths Grammar School in 2016, he pursued a BA (Hons) in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London where he continued his work to push the needs of youth and give them a voice at the highest level. He was the President of the Geography Society and ran a student-led project into understanding the reasons for poor engagement between staff and students. This project provided a set of recommendations which were approved by the Head of School and hoisted as a flagship project which was directed towards university-wide change through the Principal, Students' Union and Chairman.
Furthermore, Danial was a Royal Geographical Society Ambassador where he went into schools to promote Geography at GCSE, A Levels and University. He was also a School of Geography and Unibuddy Ambassador, giving speeches and helping parents and young people make informed choices about going to university, the options and the realities of taking on that opportunity. Additionally, Danial has run numerous social media campaigns to advocate for young people to take care of their mental health. He empathises with the triggers, distractions and obstacles facing this generation and wants to continue to be a thought leader in the space towards happier and healthier generations to come.
Danial has spoken publicly to teachers at the Business Design Centre and headteachers at City Hall about the importance of normalising failure through making children understand it is a natural part of life. He also promoted individuality and varied outcomes in the schooling system. Given he has always been committed to social justice, in his various projects and life aims, and he aims to continue this work as a Trustee.
Having graduated from his Undergraduate degree with First Class Honours in July 2019, Danial is now pursuing an MSc in Science, Technology and Society at University College London. He hopes to work in technology policy upon graduation.