Daniel J. Root was born in Connecticut and raised in Wake County, NC. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law in May 2020. Before that, he graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina State University in December 2015. During law school, he interned at the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. Also during law school, Daniel was a staff writer and later a Notes Editor for the First Amendment Law Review.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys traveling, listening to classical music and playing the piano.