VP of Communications and Public Affairs at Laureate International Universities
“As you would imagine, we receive a large number of quality applications each year and always end up with the highest caliber of student representation from across the network. However, I feel this year we were fortunate to see an entirely new benchmark set. Daniel was a brilliant broadcaster and a flawless Ambassador for UEM and for the entire Laureate network.
He met a large number of high profile leaders including Chelsea Clinton, Former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and Reverend Jesse Jackson. His capacity to be deeply curious, and able to ask informed and engaging questions on topics from education, to politics, to race, to human rights, was truly impressive. Beyond that, he was mature, compassionate, and made the most of every opportunity and interaction”.Adam Smith, November 2015
Uniplaces Ambassador Programme Manager, Lisbon HQs
“When Daniel joined the Ambassador Programme, we immediately saw the great potential in him, the willingness to learn and to contribute to the team. Because of this great attitude and his natural ability to inspire people to follow him, we raised Daniel to be an Ambassador Manager in Madrid.
Throughout his role, he showed admirable commitment, initiative to improve things and fresh perspectives on different angles. He also successfully managed the recruitment, training, and management of a team of 50 ambassadors together with the other Ambassador Manager in Madrid, while proving great leadership and communication skills”.Saniya Giniatullina, January 2017
César Lajud Desentis
Professor of International Economics and Trade at Universidad Europea de Madrid & Former Mexican Trade Commissioner in San Francisco
“Since I met Daniel during his freshman year in 2014, he has enjoyed every opportunity to learn from his older peers and his professors. Daniel quickly learned to manage his time to succeed in his Double Bachelor’s Degree program, work in group situations under strict deadlines, and to recognize the importance of a strong work ethic, persistence, and intellectual integrity.
In many ways, he has already proven successful after being accepted by top universities such as McGill, UC Berkeley and LSE or work for prestigious organizations and companies such as the OECD or Google. I know him well and I have no doubt he is the kind of person that makes an impact with his work. I recommend Daniel with absolute confidence. He has made me proud, as his teacher and friend”.César Lajud Desentis, May 2018
Adjunct Instructor in Branding and Neuromarketing at University of California, Berkeley & Former Lead Communications Consultant for the Superbowl 50 Host Committee
“”I am a Marketing instructor at the University of California, Berkeley. I had the opportunity to teach a graduate-level course in Strategic Marketing and Branding in which Daniel was a participant. The course is a combination of established marketing and branding theory, along with an overlay of new research in neuroscience as it relates to marketing, consumer decision-making, and brand design.
His performance in the course was exceptional. He displayed a quick, comprehensive understanding of the principles of marketing and branding, with exceptional leadership skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. His project design, creativity, and presentation skills were among the best in the class. I thoroughly enjoyed his participation in the course. He is a top performer, and I would highly recommend him without hesitation”Reginald Duhé, November 2018