Bonjour tous les mondes! My name is Daniel Gardner (Dan, Danny, or D works as well. You can shuffle it to keep it interesting) and I’m an educator in training. Before I came around to embarking on this journey, I worked in solar energy for about a year and a half, after having studied Environmental Technology in college. In between I’ve had a handful of oddjobs in the city, from a stint as a part-time bike messenger, starbucks barista and barnes and noble bookseller. During my time at each, I’ve had various experiences and gained a unique perspective on how this city functions. One thing that has really had an impression on me is the sheer diversity of the city. As you traverse around this town, there’s an incredible amount of cultures and languages surrounding you at all times. From french tourists to middle eastern natives, there’s never a shortage of stories for you to discover. Because of this I’ve grown a love of language learning and am currently developing an app to help connect language learners to language immersive experiences in the city.