Danny is currently a sophomore in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science -hoping to declare a double major in resource economics with a concentration in business and marketing. Danny has always loved all animals from obscure creature like tarantulas and scorpions all the way to beef cattle, exotic pheasants, and saltwater corals. Danny loves observing how animals interact with their environments and learning about their specific care needs. He hopes to use this animal passion and eventually open up an animal related business capitalizing on the retail of sustainably resourced pets (such as saltwater fish bred in captivity instead of caught in the ocean) as well as giving people the resources they need to grow their own food in their backyard.
Based off his active high school career in 4-H, he was selected to represent Connecticut at a collegiate agriculture conference in Washington D.C., in March of 2016, where he and students from across the country discussed major issues in agriculture affecting the United States. In his first semester at UConn he founded the Aqua-Life club which seeks to increase student knowledge in the aquarium hobby. He will continue to be president of Aqua-Life club into his second year. Freshman year he joined and was active in UConn’s Poultry Science Club and even attended the International Poultry Production Expo in Atlanta, GA. He was fortunate to be elected president of the poultry science club in his sophomore year.
He applied to college ambassadors in order to help other students learn about the countless opportunities in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources and help them take advantage of them as he has. He also hopes to spread his passion for animals, agriculture, and the environment to other students.
High School Attended: East Lyme High School, CT
Favorite Dairy Bar Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla
Three Pieces of Advice for Prospective Students:
- If you don’t find a club you like among the over 600 available at UConn then take your passion and turn it into a new club so you can spread that passion.
- Spend time researching classes and minors to see the full extent of academic opportunities you can take advantage of. This is especially helpful if you have different areas of interest.
- Set up a fish tank in your room!