As CEO of Teach For Ghana, Daniel curates and manages the TFG brand, and gathers the necessary global and local resources to ensure that the organization realizes it's full potential. Before he co-founded TFG, Daniel worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. in New York. Daniel studied biomedical engineering at Cornell University with a keen interest in nanotechnology. Daniel’s Cornell education was made possible by the Lester B. Knight Scholarship for bright low-income students with a keen interest in engineering and business. The impact of the scholarship went beyond the financial freedom to pursue his passions, and Daniel was compelled and motivated to explore ways he could positively impact others in the way that the scholarship opportunity opened up doors for him. This led him to help establish a 30,000-book capacity library in his home country, Ghana.
Daniel started primary school in the Northern part of Ghana, where access to quality education is a luxury. He recalls his third-grade class experience, where 80 students crammed in one classroom with no chairs, exercise books, or teaching aids. Worse, the class teacher rarely showed up. This story is emblematic of the harsh realities of many impoverished communities in Ghana. This is the fundamental driving force for Teach For Ghana. With Teach For Ghana, Daniel hopes to help build a country where every child, irrespective of their socio-economic background has the opportunity to attain an excellent education.”
Daniel received his graduate degree from Cornell University, and his undergraduate degree from Arcadia University, where he majored in chemistry and minored in economics and physics. He is also a product of Achimota School, a place he credits for the change in his academic trajectory.