Santa Maria Organzier
Daniel Segura-Esquivel (He/Him/El) was born and raised in Santa Maria, the oldest of four sons to immigrant farmworker parents from Michoacan, Mexico. A first generation and Latino student, he graduated from Pioneer Valley High School in 2017 where he was involved with various organizations and the local community which helped sharpen his leadership skills and passion for service to his community. In 2021, Daniel graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, majoring in Sociology with double minors in Education and Feminist Studies.
Throughout his time at UCSB he became a part of student-led efforts to advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights, mental health, racial equity, SVSH survivors, access to basic needs, and First-Generation students in his college community and beyond. Daniel’s dedication and efforts were recognized with the Associated Students’ awards for “Senator of the Year” in 2019-2020 and with the “Robert L. Lorden Award” in 2021 for his outstanding service and leadership.
Joining CAUSE in May 2021, Daniel now serves as the Youth & Young Adult Community Organizer in Santa Maria where he continues to be a dedicated advocate for equity and social justice for historically underrepresented communities. Some of his committee’s campaigns have included advocating for the expansion of the Santa Maria River Trail and involvement with redistricting processes at the school district and county levels. Fueled by his own lived experiences and those around him, he believes in the power of a united community and hopes to continue doing his best to help achieve a positive livelihood for all. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his friends, family, and four dogs, discovering new music, and taking spontaneous road trips.