Daniel Sanji (he/him/his) is the inaugural lab manager of Haas Intersectionality, Group Hierarchy, Emotions Research (HIGHER) Lab. A recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Daniel majored in Psychology and History, with a minor in Asian American Studies. As a queer, multiracial, Japanese American and first-generation college student at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI), Daniel first began to ask questions about intersectionality in Madison. Only later, when he joined Brauer Group Lab, a social psychology lab under Dr. Markus Brauer, would he realize these questions were social psychological in nature! Highlights from his career include working professionally for the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Student Center for three transformative years, where he supported multiply-marginalized students of color through various campus initiatives. Daniel also worked as a TA for Psychology Research Methods under Dr. Tina Winston, where he developed a passion for mentoring undergraduate psychology students! After Berkeley, Daniel hopes to apply to Social Psychology PhD programs for Fall 2024!
Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Daniel is excited to be moving to Berkeley! In his free time, you can find him drawing, reading Asian American literature, watching fantasy and sci-fi movies, or going to a concert!