Daniel Dolan

SM'08

Daniel Dolan has been a Student Member since he was in High School. In fact, he was personally presented his membership certificate on his 16th Birthday on June 21, 2010 by then Explorers Club President Dan Bennett (PEX’02). That day was the first day he was eligible to join the club, which probably made him the youngest ever to join the Explorers Club, as its By-Laws state that one has to be at least 16 years old to qualify. Daniel has been exploring the outdoors most of his life, with horseback trips to the High Sierras of California and making his first journey to East Africa at age 12, which included spending time with the Maasai tribe, going on a wildlife safari and trekking on a volcano. At age 13, he climbed Africa's highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and returned again to trek on that mountain at age 18. Daniel is working towards earning his BA at San Francisco State University with a Major in Communications Studies and a Minor in Anthropology. He particularly enjoys learning from museums such as the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana and the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. At some point in the future, Daniel wishes to explore the Mayan archaeological sites of Guatemala, which is the country of his heritage. Also, in recognition of his Guatemalan heritage, Daniel named his Golden Retriever Maya, who was a gift from Chapter member and Mayan Archaeology expert Payne Johnson (FN’94).