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Daniel (Dan) Derkach
Daniel (Dan) Derkach

Daniel (Dan) Derkach

Toronto, ON

Daniel (Dan) Derkach was born in Ukraine and lived in an orphanage until the age of 3 when he was adopted and moved to Toronto. He’s currently working on his Master’s Degree at the University of Toronto, where he’s studying how stem cells in the brain can be used to treat brain injuries. He is passionate about making people comfortable with speaking about their mental health since so many people suffer in silence and never seek help. Dan hopes to eventually become a psychiatrist, scientist, and teacher, but if this doesn’t work out, he’ll probably become a professional dog-walker.