Dan Turkel


About me

I was born and raised in Chappaqua, New York, where I spent my childhood messing around on the computer, sometimes stopping to read, take photos, and play video games.

I studied math and English literature Tufts University in Medford, MA. After graduating, I soon settled in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, where I remain today.

I am a data scientist at Rent the Runway. In the past, I have worked as a fact-checker, breaking news reporter, research fellow at a museum of miniatures, EMT, and pizza delivery guy.

My last name rhymes with the hand sanitizer brand, not the round shape. (Not Steve Urkel but Stefan Urquelle).

My contact information is on the home page of this site.

About this site

This website is built using Hiccup, a homespun static site generator that I wrote to replace a Gulp workflow I couldn’t understand. Text is set in Open Sans and Rubik. Peek behind the curtain on GitHub.

The style sheet is made with Sass and Bulma. Image lightboxes are powered by baguetteBox.js.