Oregon native Daniel Nash comes from a diverse background in engineering and the applied sciences. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, he attended The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York city, where he obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree summa cum laude in mechanical engineering. While in New York, Daniel's undergraduate and extracurricular pursuits included aerospace engineering, neuroscience and neuroengineering, and ocean wave energy innovation.
Mr. Nash now lives in Venice, CA, originally brought to southern California by Space Exploration Technologies, Inc. (SpaceX). At SpaceX, Daniel served as the Responsible Engineer in Avionics of electronic systems including the Falcon 9 launch vehicle upper stage and the Merlin-D vacuum rocket engine, specializing in electronics design and integration, system fault tolerance, and HIL simulation. Nash was also on a team of SpaceX engineers and NASA scientists that was awarded the NASA Spaceflight Awareness Team Award for their work on radiation mitigation for the Jason-3 mission.
Mr. Nash currently consults for META as the Director of Engineering, reviewing and making recommendations on its technology solutions and partnerships with an emphasis on mechanical and electrical engineering and is focused on identifying and implementing game-changing technologies and advancements in space accessibility, neurotech, and energy.