About

ABOUT Daniel A. Rosen

Daniel Rosen, 52, is a writer and justice reform advocate who was incarcerated in both Virginia and Washington, D.C. from 2015 to 2021. He started writing in 2019, and currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Prior to incarceration, Daniel spent almost twenty years in public service, in both the non-profit and governmental sectors. He served previously at the Departments of State and Defense on national security issues, including as Director of Counterterrorism Programs at the State Department.

Daniel has experience conceiving and building new programs and organizations to address complex social issues within the federal government and non-profit sectors. He developed innovative programs to address ethnic conflict in Eastern Europe and Africa, and violent extremism in the Middle East and South Asia. Daniel has been recognized throughout his career for successful management of programs, people, and funds to serve the public trust.

Daniel has also spent fifteen years in various hospitality industry jobs and other random gigs. He’s been a bartender, waiter, barista, cab driver, pizza deliveryman, EMT, SAT tutor, lifeguard, and bank teller. In prison, he served as a GED instructor, tutor, dog trainer, and maintenance worker.

Daniel holds a Master’s degree from Tufts University, and a B.A. with Honors from UCLA. He’s passionate about books, real food, cooking and nutrition, motorcycles, world travel, and the power of words. He’s traveled to over 60 countries.

Daniel is also working to promote a proposal for a Hospitality Training Academy at the DC Jail.

Note from DR: I owe a great debt of gratitude to my brother for making this site happen, and for his unflagging support while I was in prison. And for about a million other things at this point. Thanks, bro. I also want to thank the web designer who donated her valuable time to make this site happen.