Daniel Reese did his university studies in Toulouse in the French system. He studied two years in “classes préparatoires” at the Lycée Pierre de Fermat, three years at an engineering school in areonautics and space, called Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, and three years to earn a PhD on stellar pulsations in rapidly rotating stars from the Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier.
Since then, Daniel has been doing postdocs in various European countries. He did a three year postdoc at Sheffield University, working for the HELAS (HELio- and ASteroseismology) European Network. Then he as funded b the CNES, the French space agency, to carry out a two-year postdoc at Meudon, at the Paris Observatory, working on pulsations of rapidly rotating stars and seismic inversions. After that, he carried out a two-year postdoc at the Université de Liège, working on non-adiabatic effects in pulsations of rapidly rotating stars. Currently he's carrying out a 21-month postdoc for the SpaceINN European Network on seismic inversions and methods for characterising the properties of stars.