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”.