Dan Pankratz currently pursues an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment. As a social worker for five years, he served needy populations at homeless shelters, transitional homes, and mental health institutions in a number of capacities: support staff, brunch cook, security guard, and house manager. He still currently serves as a volunteer in Wisconsin State prisons, where he counsels inmates and motivates their growth as individuals.
An alumni from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he holds a bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. During his time here at Iowa State he looks forward to furthering his skills in fiction, particularly from the lens of an urban landscape.
At his core thrives the message that love and unity among all surviving cultures is the most necessary goal of our time.