Hometown: Noblesville, Indiana
Major: Ecological Restoration and Parks & Natural Resource Management
Originally from C-Company, Daniel MacKenzie ’24 currently serves as the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band Commander for the 2023-2024 academic year.
On the Quad, Daniel serves as a member of the Bugle Rank, as a SOMS Peer Mentor and as an LLC Student Worker. During his freshman year, Daniel was a member of the Fish Drill Team, where he also later served as a sophomore advisor.
Off the Quad, Daniel is an Ecology and Conservation Biology Student Ambassador (ECCBSA). In his free time, Daniel enjoys playing the drums, hiking and cooking.
“If I had to boil it down to three things, the Corps personally has taught me how to truly serve and listen to others, balance a very loaded plate of responsibilities and empower various sized teams and organizations. When I leave here, I know I’ll be taking lifelong friendships, memories and experiences with me to apply into every aspect of my life,” Daniel said of his time in the Corps.
After graduation, Daniel plans to take time to travel abroad and volunteer before settling into his first job. After this, Daniel hopes to either work in seasonal roles with the National Park Service or begin a career in environmental consulting with Lloyd Engineering.