Daniel Snyder is a graduate student at Missouri State University pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a cognate in Emergency Management and a certificate in Homeland Security and Defense. This is his fourth semester in the MPA program with plans to graduate May 2017. After graduating Daniel aims to start his career working for a non-profit or the Department of Homeland Security. Daniel previously received a BS in Print Journalism at Missouri State University, graduating in 2011. After graduation Daniel worked as a news reporter at the Community Free Press for two years covering Springfield City Council, Greene County, State Legislature, and other topics. Prior to working at the Community Free Press, Daniel has also worked as a freelance writer for 417 Magazine, a jewelry salesperson, job coach for a local nonprofit company, and bartender. Currently Daniel is a graduate assistant at Missouri State University in the President’s Office under the supervision of Chief of Staff Ryan DeBoef and a suite attendant at Hammons Field, home of the Springfield Cardinals the AA Affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Daniel is also a member of MoCERT 1, a volunteer Greene County Community Emergency Response Team.
Daniel was born in Doylestown, PA (just north of Philadelphia) on July 31, 1988. He moved to Springfield at the age of 18 in 2006 to attend MSU. His father still resides in Pennsylvania and his mother lives in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He has a 23 year old sister who lives in Beverly Hills, California. Much of his mom’s side of the family lives in Springfield and the surrounding area, thus his reasoning to move here to attend college. Daniel is a rabid Philadelphia Eagles fan and believes they are the greatest team in the NFL, as all other teams are vastly inferior when it comes to their fan-base. Go Eagles! Daniel also enjoys spending time with his family, being busy changing diapers and making his newborn daughter, Quinn, happy, flying one of his 3 drones, reading, learning, listening to all types of music but mostly Led Zeppelin, getting lost in the woods on purpose, hammocks, and being outside whenever possible.