Daniel Cerdeiras was born and raised in Miami, Florida, attended a Salesian high school and graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, specializing in environmental studies. He is currently a Wildlife Biologist for a Catholic high school, working as a habitat coordinator for the natural areas on campus, as well as helping with outdoor retreats for the students. Cerdeiras also enjoys gardening, fly-fishing and fly tying, carpentry, reading (particularly J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), writing, and beekeeping.