Daniel Seddiqui is a real-life version of Where’s Waldo. You may have spotted him working in the corn fields of Nebraska, on a lobster boat in Maine, forecasting your local weather in Ohio, coaching football in Alabama, or even marrying couples in a Las Vegas wedding chapel. He’s widely known for his journey of working 50 Jobs in 50 States—an expedition he created through struggles to land a job after college. His ambitious endeavors garnered worldwide media attention and culminated into an international bestselling book.
Recently, inspired by the division in America’s climate, Daniel embarked on an epic cultural tour to better understand people and their passions. He threaded through cultures in 50 states to participate in authentic experiences, like sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Utah, shoot archery with Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, perform on Broadway, and celebrity judge a BBQ contest in Missouri.
In addition, Daniel has focused his research on the ways in which unemployment affects various communities and the social issues that stem from enduring job loss. Daniel has sought to implement new approaches to activism and public policy to address those societal problems firsthand, which he details in his upcoming book, Going the Extra Mile.
Daniel’s work has been an inspiration for those in economic hardship and in cultural crisis, and has been featured in countless national and international media outlets, such as CNN, Fox News, NPR, Today Show, USA Today, Associated Press, MSN, Yahoo!, C-SPAN, World News Tonight, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Weather Channel, TIME, Runner’s World, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine and Newsweek. Daniel has earned his spot as a job seeking expert and cultural analyst, and a modern-day explorer.