Daniel Schleifer received his B.A. in Ethnic Studies from Brown University in 2004. He joined the New Urban Arts community in the fall of 2007 to pilot our Studio Study Buddy program. In 2011, he received the MacColl Johnson fellowship in music composition from the Rhode Island Foundation.
Before coming joining the staff at New Urban Arts, Daniel worked as a policy researcher, organizer, grant writer, and lobbyist for Open Doors RI (formerly the RI Family Life Center). In 2006, he served as field director of the Rhode Island Right to Vote Campaign (a project of Open Doors), a successful effort to amend the Rhode Island Constitution by referendum to extend voting rights to individuals on probation and parole.