Daniel Becker was born in San Francisco. He attended Dartmouth College and received a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University. Career highlights include working as a Legislative Assistant to Representative Barbara Boxer in Washington D.C., working with the California Legislative Analyst's Office in Sacramento and working in several different policy positions with the City of Seattle. In 1998, Daniel spent four months living and working in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Daniel's writing experience includes earning two certificates in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington. He has also taught writing courses for the University of Phoenix. His work has been published in Salon.com and Backpacker Magazine. The first two chapters of This Mean Disease earned a finalist spot in the Pacific Northwest Writer's Association's annual literary contest.
Recently married to Annette Elinger, Daniel is currently a Master's Candidate in Stanford University's Teacher's Education Program. His father, stepmother and two brothers continue to live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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