Daniel ‘Danny’ Tanchez is a Systems Engineer for Northrop Grumman in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering in May 2018. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida and moved to Baltimore in 2014 to attend university. As a Systems Engineer, Danny gets to take a top-down approach to managing programs and enjoys looking at the big picture when facing new challenges.
Danny led a lot of reform at Johns Hopkins and was heavily involved in diversity initiatives, specifically those involving the Hispanic and disability minorities. Danny was a two term President of the Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE), founded the JHU Disability Advisory Board, co-founded and was the first co-President of the JHU club Advocates for Disability Awareness (ADA). As a campus leader, he was elected to chair a committee of the Homewood Council on Inclusive Excellence (HCIE).
Danny participated in the Rising Leader Academy and Mentorship Exchange in both 2017 and 2018. He was a summer intern with Northrop Grumman in 2017 as a Process Engineer where he analyzed data on different processes to improve efficiency. His latest project at Northrop Grumman involved the NASA Lunar Gateway satellite and a technical portion the SABR program. He’s excited to tackle the challenge of spreading Disability:IN’s message to students with disabilities.