Bruce Daniels has a Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Cruz in Hydroclimatology (the science of how climate change impacts water resources). His advisers were Professor Lisa Sloan (climatology) and Professor Andy Fisher (hydrology). The Ph.D. dissertation was entitled “Hydrologic Response to Climate Change in California: Observational and Modeling Studies“.
Since 2000 he has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Soquel Creek Water District for which he has been serving as its President or Vice-President. He previously had been appointed by the Governor to two terms as a Member and elected Chair of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board for the Central Coast, the state agency which implements the federal and state clean water acts.
Even earlier he had a 30 year long career in computer science work at companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Apple, and his own start-up company as mentioned in this Wikipedia article. This included serving as the initial software manager for the Lisa Computer (Apple’s first personal computer with a graphical user interface). Steve Jobs later invited him to join the nascent Apple Macintosh Computer software development team and make this happen there too.