Instagram Name: @dantoffey

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Position at Instagram: Community

Everyone here at Instagram is thrilled to welcome Dan Toffey to our team! Dan holds a degree in Political Science from Reed College and comes to us straight from Washington, D.C. where he was the CFTC's web communications manager. 

Dan is passionate about Instagram’s potential as a community building tool: “A picture is not just worth a thousand words; it transcends the language barrier altogether. Seeing intimate glimpses of everyday life through the lens of someone not just on the other side of town, but on the other side of the world, is really exciting.”

When Dan’s not snapping Instagram pics and trolling political blogs, he’s an avid runner, baker and dog admirer. Now that he’s living out west, Dan’s looking forward to dusting off his skis and hitting the slopes. And, if you get on his good side, he just might send you a hand-printed lino block holiday card come December.

We’re super excited to have Dan join as the fourth member of our Instagram Community team! We’re also always on the lookout for people passionate about Instagram to join us in San Francisco. If you think you’d be a good fit, check out our Jobs page and be sure to send an email to