Dan’s interest in French language and culture led him to enroll in MSU’s Department of Romance and Classical Studies as an undergraduate French major, where he had the opportunity to participate as research assistant in Professor Babana-Hampton’s film projects. After filling the roles of research assistant and webmaster in the award-winning documentary feature Hmong Memory at the Crossroads (2015), he contributed as videographer, sound operator, research assistant and webmaster for its sequel Growing up Hmong at the Crossroads. After 7 years of part-time study, he received a B.A. in French.
History, philosophy, literature, film, gastronomy, and odd flagstone patios are among his other interests. He considers himself fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel somewhat extensively, including the following countries: France, Costa Rica, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, China, Canada, and Italy. Dan currently lives in East Lansing, MI.