Daniel VanArsdale

Daniel is an experienced community organizer, life-long learner, self-starter and strong team player with proven ability to strategically outreach and engage diverse people and communities.

With over 10 years of non-profit and management/leadership experience, grant writing and budget management and staff supervision.

Daniel created a non-profit called Families of Color United in Service. A community driven, peer- to-peer organization established to develop hands-on advocacy training strategies in community-building, leadership, and outreach, and promoted civic engagement in communities of color and immigrant communities around equity in education for historically marginalized groups.

Currently, an admissions advisor at Bastyr University where Daniel puts his outreach and recruitment and organizing skills to work providing advising services to students navigating the admissions process. As an academic advisor at Des Moines Area Community College (Des Moines, Iowa) Daniel again provided advising services to students; promoting personal growth and accountability, academic and career planning and decision making; I counsel and assist new, prospective, current, traditional and non-traditional students in navigating the 252 academic programs, certificates and diplomas DMACC offered.

A resident of South Snohomish County for over 20 years Daniel has raised a child in the Edmonds School District and is an alum of Edmonds Community College. Daniel has repeatedly proven to be a team player, and consistently brings the skill professionalism, energy, enthusiasm, knowledge and social justice lens to organizations he has been associated with.

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