Daniel joined DECA his freshman year and at his first mini-conference, he quickly became drawn to the many delights DECA had to offer, netting some sub-event awards, and becoming determined to excel higher faster. He went on to the Southern California district conference, competing in Hotel and Lodging Management, and swept his event, which ignited a passion for DECA that led him down the path of networking, opportunity, and business relations. Through this path, he now stands ready to keep going forward in DECA.
In his freshman year, Daniel was appointed his chapter’s secretary and served in that position all the way through his sophomore year. He cooked up some projects that came to fruition, such as recruitment methods for the start of the year and presentations in business classes to grow the chapter and helped to bring his chapter to new heights. He was given the opportunity to serve California DECA as Team 71’s Vice President of Marketing last year and has now gotten the chance to be your State President this year.
Daniel can often be seen working on some of his other extracurriculars outside of DECA, such as the organization GENup which covers political advocacy, and ASB. He’s very active in politics and always looking for ways to help bring his peers into that spotlight, while also working on public speaking and how to improve his school.
Overall, Daniel is extremely grateful for all the support he’s gained; from the members, chapters, friends, family, advisors, and classmates who gave him the support to make his journey possible. Daniel is extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve as Team 72’s State President and is ready for a year of bringing CA DECA forward.