Daniel Zen

Born in Montreal, Canada, Daniel began his acting career as a teenager on a local soap opera. He went on to study Theater at UCLA and MIT where he graduated with a degree in Computer Science Engineering for his thesis work on digital video processing at the Media Lab and Laboratory for Computer Science. While at MIT, he was a founding member and director of MIT's first improvisational comedy troupe, Roadkill Buffet, and an officer of the MIT Dramashop where he performed in several productions.

After moving to New York City in 1993, Daniel became one of the first
employees at children's media company MaMaMedia, where he integrated emerging web technologies with the company's unique sense of design. He also helped found the Coffee Clutch Playwright's Workshop and acted in severalof their productions.

Daniel has taught at the New School and NYU in their digital media departments. And, as an expert in the Java and JavaScript programming languages, he has spoken at several conferences on behalf of Zen Digital, a New York based internet consulting company that he founded in 1995. Daniel lends his creative, technical, and business acumen to the GreenCircus team.