Mr. Daniel Flores Estrella, S.J.

Daniel Flores Estrella, SJ entered the Society of Jesus in 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Before joining the Jesuits, he worked for over fifteen years as a professional artist and designer. As an art educator Daniel has worked for institutions and organizations that include: LACMA, Harvard-Westlake School, and ArtWorx LA. As an artist and designer, he has worked with a broad spectrum of arts organizations and cultural institutions such as The Getty, West of Rome Public Art, Social Public Art Resource Center, RedCat Theater, and Picnic Design. For ten years he served as an executive board member at ReachLA,  a youth arts and health advocacy non-profit organization. As a Jesuit, Daniel has taught art at Seattle Nativity School, ESL at St. Rita's Refugee and Immigrant Center, Bronx, and meditation classes at Barry J. Nidorf juvenile hall, Los Angeles. In 2003 Daniel received an artist awarded from Pitzer College and the Durfee Foundation, in 2007 Daniel was awarded an Otis Institutional grant and in 2018 an artist-in-residence at the Jesuit Cultural Center of Alexandria, Egypt. Daniel holds a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Communication Arts and Fine Art. He recently completed an MA in philosophy with an emphasis on aesthetics and postcolonial thought and theory from Fordham University, New York.