Daniel Avegalio is currently serving as a Military and Veteran Advocate. Prior to moving to the area, Daniel was the Director of Student Services at Sierra College in Rocklin CA, overseeing DSPS, Veteran's Services and providing support to Health Services and the Residence Halls. Daniel was a first-generation college student who started his education at American River College in Sacramento, CA following his service in the Marine Corps, where he served between 2004-2009 and deployed three times to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While pursuing his own education, his passion for supporting students transitioning from one station of life to another grew. He saw in his transition from the military to college life parallel to the difficulties others were experiencing whether it was the transition from high school, or as a reentry student after a prolonged absence from post-secondary education. He knew he could make a difference and focused his efforts on a career path in the community college system.
Daniel also started his career at American River College and held leadership positions in Student Services supporting various programs such as DSPS, EOPS and the Career Center but primarily worked as the Student Services Supervisor overseeing the Veterans Resource Center and TRIO Veterans program. He has taught human development/personal development courses and has facilitated workshops for instructors on how to work with student veterans. Daniel served as the Region 2 representative on the California Community College Veterans Advisory Committee and serves on various committees in the Sacramento community. He is a graduate of American River College, and California State University, Sacramento earning his M.S in Rehabilitation Counseling.