Daniel Marella

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February 3, 2021

Third-year undergraduate student Daniel Marella organized and completed a 10-mile ocean swim on August 15, 2020 in support of COVID-19 relief for Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, raising over $12,000. Money raised supported funds for “COVID Home Kits”—which provide essential supplies for individuals who test positive but do not need to be hospitalized—and Cottage Hospital employees from double-income and frontline worker households who had unexpected expenses related to the pandemic. Marella is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies. He is co-captain of the men’s team for UC Santa Barbara Swimming and is a member of the UC Santa Barbara Jazz and Percussion ensembles.

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