Working in operations and project management at the World Bank in the Central America and Eastern Caribbean sub-regions. Projects involve civil works and capacity building initiatives meant to reduce disaster vulnerability. I also work in catastrophe risk insurance. Primary hazards I work on are floods, landslides, and tropical cyclones.
Why he chose this profession: I see on the day-to-day that the projects I work on have tangible results for the clients we serve.
I started the non-profit organization Soccer Without Borders (SWB) and have been running the organization since 2006. I divide my time between working as a mentor/coach for newcomer refugee and immigrant youth at SWB Oakland and as a support for the 8 other SWB program locations around the world that use the power of soccer to support and engage underserved youth.
Why he chose this profession: I am interested in helping our society see the ways we are interconnected and I believe soccer can be a powerful tool to achieve that aim. Soccer Without Borders combines many of the things I am most passionate about, I feel very fortunate to work with so many people from around the world who have taught me so much. Website.
See also: Athletics.
Daniel started Tipping Point, a non-profit organization that fights poverty in the Bay Area. Recently, he led the effort to envision Super Bowl L (to be played in the Bay Area in 2016) as the most philanthropic in the sport's history. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Duke and Master’s in Public Policy from UC Berkeley. Website.