Daniel Palacios is a proud native of El Paso, Texas. He completed his undergraduate education at Northwestern University, where he studied Economics and History. Following his graduation, he worked in Washington, DC, in the Office of U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin as a member of the Economic Policy team, staffing issues related to tax, banking, budget, and housing. He later transitioned to a role as a Policy Associate with the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB), where he helped advocate for federal policies that support the economic interests of Latinx communities across the country.