Graduate Division & Career Services welcome new Graduate Career Peer

By Kate Brody-Adams, Assistant Director of Professional Development
Monday, July 30, 2018 3:42 PM

The Graduate Student Resource Center and Career Services are excited to welcome a new Graduate Career Peer Advisor, Daniel Elkin. ​Danny is currently a ​Master’s candidate at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, specializing in Economics and Politics of the Environment with a focus in Strategic Communication. Read on to learn more about Danny!

HIS STORY

I grew up in a small town just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. After receiving my BA in General Zoology and Music, I drove across the country to California in pursuit of adventure, miles of coastline, and opportunities to address environmental injustices. I lived in the Bay Area for several years, teaching climate and ocean science at schools, interning at the Sierra Club, and providing guitar and piano lessons as a private instructor. I am currently a Master’s candidate at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, where I am specializing in Economics and Politics of the Environment with a focus in Strategic Communication.

H​IS ACADEMIC INTERESTS

My academic interests are focused on the most effective ways to communicate environmental issues to the public and private sector. I am particularly interested in what inspires communities and organizations to take action on behalf of the environment, and how community activism and pressure could influence policy and decision-making on a local and national level.

FUN FACTS

When I am not in school or working, you will likely find me on the beach with my mandolin. I have been playing music my whole life, and love to learn new instruments. I currently perform with a Santa Barbara bluegrass trio, and co-lead the Bren School’s infamous student band, Brengrass.

H​IS ​ROLE AS THE CAREER PEER

As the new Grad Career Peer, I look forward to working with students from all graduate departments across campus, connecting our peers, and assisting in their career development. I hope to encourage interdepartmental relations throughout UCSB, and facilitate networking between students and employers. I am excited to organize and promote workshops and events for graduate students, and help guide my peers to important resources offered through UCSB. 

Welcome, ​Danny!