Daniel (Dani) Cordial (he/him/his)

Academic Success Coach


Areas of Interest

  • Mental health counseling
  • Student success strategies
  • Holistic student development
  • First generation college student success
  • Student engagement and campus involvement


  • M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Professional Membership

  • Psi Chi: The International Honors Society in Psychology

Fun Facts

Year started at USF: 2021
Hometown: Mililani, Oahu, Hawaii

  • I love the beach! You can find me riding waves on my bodyboard, fishing from the shore, diving in the ocean or just laying out on the sand.
  • I love music! I grew up playing the ukulele, guitar, bass guitar, and drums. Live music, concerts, and music festivals are essential in my life.
  • I love animals! I grew up raising fish since I was 8 years old. I have 2 dogs (Po and Lucky) and 1 cat (Rosa) back home in Hawaii.
  • I'm a player and a big fan of futbol (soccer). Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) and the United States Men's National Team (USMNT) are the 2 teams that I fully support! Dale Black & Gold!
  • I have not had a hair cut since December 2020. Prior to that, my last haircut was in October 2008!
  • I love to work on my car! It simultaneously gives me joy and headaches!
  • I'm from a big family. My mom is from a family of 10 siblings and my dad is from a family of 5 siblings. My family is amazing and they mean everything to me.

LET'S TALK ABOUT: You! I look forward to getting to know you, your dreams, passions, interests, hobbies, and goals.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT USF IS: The holistic development approach for their diverse faculty, staff, and students to make the world a better place through the lens of Social Justice.


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