Daniel Lauer is a graduate doctoral candidate from Atlanta, GA. In December of 2017, he graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he majored in Environmental Science and Policy. He currently works as a research assistant for Professor Jenny McGuire of the Georgia Institute of Technology, as a part of his Ph.D. in Quantitative Biosciences that he began in August of 2018.
Daniel studied Biological and Environmental Sciences extensively at Brandeis University and the University of Maryland from 2013 to 2017. He gained valuable experience in laboratory and field research, as well as in computer programming and data analytics. He also developed skills in leadership, communication, and management, through his various leadership positions. He hopes to use these experiences and skills in advancement of his career goal: to combine a love of nature with a keen interest in data science and quantitative analysis, in order to help preserve ecosystems and human societies from the effects of environmental challenges.
In recognition of his scholastic achievements, Daniel was chosen in 2012 to become a member of the Brandeis University Lerman-Neubauer Fellowship. He was also inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2013, as well as the Brandeis University Dean's List from 2013 to 2016. At the University of Maryland, he was awarded Academic Honors in 2016 and 2017, and was inducted into the Tau Sigma National Honor Society in 2017. And at the Georgia Institute of Technology, he was awarded the Herbert P. Haley Fellowship in 2018, and was inducted into Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honor Society in 2019.
Prior to his university studies, Daniel immersed himself in Judaic studies for a gap year at Yeshivat Har Etzion, an Orthodox Jewish educational institution in Alon Shvut, Israel. He formerly attended high school at Fuchs Mizrachi School, an Orthodox Jewish day school in Beachwood, OH. He is an avid multi-sport athlete, singer, and SCUBA diver.