Hey, there. My name is Daniel and I’m a designer, educator, and policy wonk.
I’m currently based in Japan, Tokyo.
Daniel is a recent graduate from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he received a Master’s in Public Policy in Social and Urban Policy. Most recently, he served as a graduate student consultant for the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development, where he analyzed the developments of gentrification and residential displacement and designed policy solutions to curb such trends in the Greater Boston region. In addition, he served as Summer Fellow at the Boston’s Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics where he focused on civic innovation and technology.
Prior to his studies at the Kennedy School, he served as an art director and designer on the advertising accounts for clients that include Kraft Foods, Kmart, and LG.
Daniel also likes to write. His pieces have been featured in outlets such as The Boston Globe Magazine, and Japan Today. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Asian American Policy Review.
Once upon a time, you could have found Daniel performing jazz and classical music in concert halls that include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Tanglewood Music Center. He has performed with the New York City Opera and in a number of Broadway musicals. In addition, Daniel has had the privilege to perform with notable artists such as Wynton Marsalis and John Adams.
Daniel is from New York City and is a proud alumnus of Northwestern University, where he was enrolled in the five year dual degree program in liberal arts and music as a Margaret E. Dadian Scholar. He occasionally likes to travel and take photos, but spends most of his free time wondering when the New York Knicks will regain a modicum of respectability.
Bachelor of Arts (History)
Bachelor of Music (Music Performance)
Master of Public Policy
Content Creation & Strategy
Writing & Copy Editing
Agile and design thinking
Vintage keyboards & synths
New York Knicks basketball
Arnold Palmers (half iced tea half lemonade)