|Dan has been writing in a freelance capacity for multiple years, primarily covering political developments in the European Union, with a focus on Ireland and the United Kingdom.|
Dan received his B.A. in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He spent his Junior Year at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he studied Irish and British political history, as well as the conflict in Northern Ireland. While at NUIG, he was a member of Ógra Fianna Fail, the youth wing of one of Ireland's premier political parties, providing ample opportunity to enmesh himself in Irish political life. Also at Holy Cross, Dan served as the Director of Volunteer Recruitment for Working for Worcester, a student-led nonprofit organization specializing in urban redevelopment projects.
After graduating in May 2017, Dan returned to Ireland to pursue his M.A. in International Relations at University College Cork. His research covered the conflict in Northern Ireland, in which he posited a theory explaining the relative success of the peace process through the constitutional changes made by the British and Irish governments in the 1990s. Research travel brought him to parts of the country significant to contemporary history, including Belfast, Derry, and Newry. Aspects of his research have been published in Freie Universität Berlin's Global Histories, University of Limerick's History Studies, and the University of Victoria's Graduate History Review.
After completing his M.A. in September 2018, Dan resettled in Washington, DC, where he undertook internship roles at the Atlantic Council and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He jointed Foreign Policy magazine in September 2019 as an Editorial Fellow, taking on a variety of writing, editing, social media, and podcasting tasks. He returned to his home state of Massachusetts after completing his fellowship at Foreign Policy, where he is currently based.