Daniel Echeverri was born in Colombia and moved to Central Jersey at the age of 5. After high school, he went to nearby Princeton University, pursuing a bachelors degree in Mechanical and Aerospace and Engineering. At Princeton he worked with Professor Jeremy Kasdin as an undergraduate research assistant in the High Contrast Imaging Laboratory. Following an internship at JPL in 2016, he returned to work in the ET Lab in 2017, starting his PhD in 2018. Outside of the lab, he likes to run, hike, and play board games.