Montana Blackfeet Director
Dan Herman was raised in the melting pot of Connecticut, alongside many cousins. He earned a degree in psychology and Spanish at UCONN and studied abroad in Spain. Between school years, he spent college summers in southern Utah, operating boats on Lake Powell.
After graduating, Dan spent a few years working abroad in Spain, Peru and Argentina. He led VISIONS programs for four summers in Peru and the British Virgin Islands, and later worked in the VISIONS office in Montana coordinating programs.
Dan has also led youth environmental education courses in Maine, and most recently has been managing a small non-profit bicycle shop in Oregon. Here, he and his team refurbish used bikes, modify them for urban commuting, and provide them to partner organizations (refugee networks, women’s shelters, foster care, halfway houses, etc.) – merging the concepts of reuse, accessibility, and clean transportation.
In his free time, Dan enjoys playing music with friends, repairing things, seeking sustainable solutions, shooting photography, and encountering new places. His varied experiences have fueled his passions for environmentalism, psychology and cross-cultural connection. He is looking forward to connecting with folks in the Blackfeet community and to leading the group as they expand their horizons and perspectives.
Recent Blog Posts
BugOut’s Buzzworthy VISIONS Volunteers: Fighting Mosquitoes in the BVI
Throughout VISIONS British Virgin Islands’ program, dedicated teens have the opportunity to engage in a variety of meaningful projects aimed at making a positive impact. One such project is BugOut, an internship-type experience that focuses on mosquito research and control.
Paws-itive Impact: VISIONS Teens Volunteer on Animal Initiatives
VISIONS partners with PAW BVI (Promoting Animal Welfare) and ARC Virgin Gorda (Animal Rescue Corps), two organizations dedicated to the wellbeing and care of animals. Teen volunteers have the opportunity to help with animal-centered service while on a summer program in the BVI.
Spotlight: Antonia Lloyd-Davies, VISIONS Alum
Antonia, a VISIONS alum and returned Peace Corps Volunteer is now a software engineer in Seattle, WA and plays the fiddle in a bluegrass band. Read more about how her time with VISIONS has influenced her life.
How Can I Help My Community as a Student?
It might seem hard to effect change on your community as a student. But you CAN have a major impact—and in many ways, as a young person and student you’re better positioned to help than many others. Here’s how!