Adam Smith

Adam Smith

CEO Laureate Australia and New Zealand

“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”. 

César Lajud Desentis

César Lajud Desentis

Former BancoMext Director and Mexican Trade Commissioner in San Francisco.
Professor of International Economics and Negotiations at Universidad Europea

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 degree program, work in group situations under strict deadlines, and to recognize the importance of a strong work ethic, persistence, and intellectual integrity. He has already succeded at being accepted by top universities such as McGill and UC Berkeley or work for prestigious organizations like the OECD.

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”.

Saniya Giniatullina

Saniya Giniatullina

Uniplaces Ambassador Programme Manager, Lisbon

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.