Danilo was born and raised in Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc territory, in what is now called Kamloops, British Columbia. He has family ties to Castel Franco, Italy and the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation in Ontario. Since 2017, Danilo, his wife Jewell, and daughter Cicada have been visitors on Musqueam traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory.
Danilo is currently pursuing his PhD in civil engineering at the University of British Columbia, where he combines his construction background and applied science education to his project and construction management research. His research focuses on project delivery methods, their ability to harness Indigenous knowledge, and ways the engineering industry can advance reconciliation in the broader Canadian society.
When Danilo isn’t studying or working, he can be found running and biking the local trails or walking the nearby beaches with Jewell and Cicada.