Daniel comes from a family of 5 comprised of his two elder siblings Elias Jr. and Erika and his parents Silvia and Jesus Elias and feels that he is blessed to have them. He holds a bachelors of science degree in Exercise Science from Cal State University Los Angeles and draws interest in the public health and wellness arena. Growing up participating in sports such as baseball, basketball and soccer, he realized the importance of physical activity and knew that it would be an important facet in his life. Daniel’s first interest in physical therapy originated when he would drive his grandfather to his PT appointments for two different knee replacement surgeries. He was fascinated by how dramatically his grandfathers quality of life improved and knew that he wanted to have that same affect on the lives of others. Before devoting his time to work at Core, Daniel was the Program Director of a non-profit organization called 100 Citizens, a free exercise program for the underserved community of East LA. The program utilizes Kinesiology students from the university who volunteer to instruct fitness classes and gain experience by giving back to the community. Daniel likes to live a balanced life by playing in the Maravilla Baseball League in LA, spending time with family and friends, listening to music, reading, and practicing his faith. Daniel plans to travel more before applying to DPT school in the fall of 2016.