Point Scholar 2007 – 2009
Daan, originally from Massachusetts, studied Entertainment Media and Identity at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. He combined academic and hands-on work experience to analyze the entertainment business from a socially-conscious perspective. Interning at the New York offices of HBO and MTV Network LOGO added to his knowledge of the entertainment business and intellectual property.
Also during his undergraduate experience, Daan served as a Peer Educator and a Resident Assistant. NYU’s LGBT Office and the Center for Multicultural Education & Programs presented Daan with awards for his contributions to the NYU community. In addition, he received the Student Affairs Hallmark Award, an honor given to only to one undergraduate student per year.
After graduating cum laude from NYU, Daan furthered his studies of media and intellectual property at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. During law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Richard Fruin at Los Angeles Superior Court and interned with HBO’s Santa Monica office. He spent his third year as a visiting student at Fordham University School of Law and received his J.D. from Loyola in May 2012. Currently, he works as a Research & Conference Fellow at the Fordham IP Institute and as a law clerk for a small firm specializing in intellectual property law.