Daniel is a naturalized US national but he was born and raised in Ethiopia. After attending an undergraduate study in Sociology and Social Administration at Addis Ababa University, he spent almost seven years traveling to parts of Ethiopia, dealing with the problems of local communities, specifically issues such as internal displacement, child and women trafficking, HIV/AIDS and human rights working with both government agencies and international development organizations like the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Save the Children- Denmark. He also did a first level European Masters study in Development Management at the University of Torino –ITC/ILO in Italy. Through his past development work, he was exposed to work with people from all walks of life, backgrounds, culture and different experiences from Africa, Europe and North America. After the successful completion of the MDP program here at the University of Arizona, he aspires to go back to Africa and apply his newly acquired knowledge and skill, to work directly with people and communities who are victims of inequality, marginalization, deprivation, injustice and people in extreme poverty. He foresee himself designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation health, food security and livelihood focused programs/projects that make a real and sustainable difference in people’s lives in Africa.