Dan went directly to graduate school at the University of North Carolina Department of City and Regional Planning and then to a career in affordable housing finance and administration, first with the NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development, then with the Massachusetts Dept. of Housing and Community Development and for the past 11 years as a self-employed consultant. Geography at Dartmouth was great preparation for his career and he has no doubt that its reputation helped him gain admission to
UNC which is a top tier planning school. He was always, and continues to be,
fascinated by the question of why different places look the way they do, why
they grow and shrink and how and what factors shape regional economies. In
addition, he loves to travel and it is more fun when you have a basic understanding of geography.