About DK

Daniel Kaplan is a Peace Corps Volunteer currently serving in the Dominican Republic as a Youth Development Promoter. Kaplan holds a Bachelor of  Arts from Temple University, where he double majored in both Geography & Urban Studies, and Spanish while minoring in Criminal Justice.

Kaplan was born and raised in Hartford, CT where he first developed a passion for baseball and an interest in human rights. As a high school student, he was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to Paraguay as part of Team Tobati (http://www.teamtobati.org/), which spurred his interest in international volunteerism. While studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina Kaplan interned at the human and workers’ rights organization La Alameda (http://laalameda.wordpress.com/ and http://laalamedanews.wordpress.com/) solidifying his interest in human rights and desire to further build his community development skills. His experience at La Alameda ultimately was a factor in his decision to join the Peace Corps.

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