Daniel Litwin

2016 Summer Welcome Leader-Daniel LitwinName: Daniel J. Litwin

Hometown: McKinney, TX

Year: Sophomore, Junior during the summer

Academic Majors: Radio/TV Reporting/Anchoring & Spanish



  • If you could do anything with your life, what would you do?

I’d want to be a member of the Today Show cast, where you get paid to play with puppies and make soufflés on live television.

  • What is your favorite Mizzou memory?

My favorite Mizzou memories aren’t ever big spectacular events. The ones that really stick with me are always the ones you might categorize as insignificant, like crushing your friends at Mario Kart, or running out onto the snowy quad at 3 a.m. Or a day when rehearsal goes really well with your acapella group. Or bonding with fraternity brothers over a campfire. Treasure the little moments, because those are the ones that you’ll miss the most.

  • What quote do you live by?

“The force is with you, young Skywalker. But you are not a Jedi yet.” – Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back

  • How do you make Mizzou your home?

Mizzou really began to feel like home when I started getting involved in several organizations and felt like I was giving back in my own way. While you do have a Mizzou family in every student and teacher, I loved the feeling of being welcomed into other smaller groups with open arms and an eagerness to achieve.

  • What is your favorite spot on campus? Why?

My favorite spot on campus is easily Speakers Circle, because no matter what time of day it is, there’s always someone out there doing something entertaining. From hackysackers, to rap battles, to Brother Jed, to fluffy Great Pyrenees’, Speakers has got it all.

  • If you had a theme song to describe yourself, what would it be and why?

My theme song is definitely Around the World by Daft Punk. The lyrics really speak to me and it’s always a good time trying to analyze them.