Director of Programming
A first-generation immigrant from the Philippines of Chinese and Spanish descent, Daniel and his family moved to Bakersfield, California to pursue the American Dream after the global financial crisis of 2008. A practicing Christian and legal immigrant who traces his roots to Chinese refugees, Daniel was drawn to conservatism for its emphasis on religious liberty, strong stance against illegal immigration, and fierce opposition to communism. He became a proud U.S. citizen in 2017.
Daniel graduated class valedictorian in his Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy program at San Joaquin Valley College. He then obtained his Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care at Boise State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He is currently a medical student at UCSF School of Medicine and is taking a gap year to pursue a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Healthcare Policy and Management at Columbia’s Mailman School. Daniel is an aspiring psychiatrist with a passion for issues concerning mental health as well as its broader applications in our nation’s healthcare policy.
Prior to entering medical school, Daniel was a registered respiratory therapist holding advanced certification in adult critical care. He worked at the University of Virginia Medical Center in the Surgical-Trauma-Burn ICU during the Ebola crisis. Daniel founded Euceria Health, a medical start-up specializing in mental health services and telemedicine psychiatry. He is also a co-founder of Safeline Medical Services, a non-emergency medical transport company with over 15 employees serving the Bakersfield area.
As Director of Programming, Daniel is committed to delivering high-quality content in a professional and fun atmosphere for YAPAL and its fast-growing membership. His vision includes bringing in thought leaders, industry experts, and conservative titans to challenge and mentor young Asian Pacific Americans in their journey to positions of leadership throughout the sociopolitical landscape and every conceivable industry.
Daniel is fluent in three other languages (Filipino, Cebuano, and Hokkien). In his spare time, Daniel is a dedicated weightlifter and lover of Latin dancing. He is a voracious reader, wannabe historian, and amateur chef.