Daniel is a 23 year old law student from Brazil, studying at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) Direito Rio and is a visiting student at Columbia Law School. His commitments to change were shaped by his childhood growing up in the favela Vila do Vintém, well known for violence and the war on drugs. He focuses on human rights, public policy, and public-private cooperation for sustainable development.
In 2015 he founded the International Youth Watch, which works with institutions at the national and international level to empower youth from marginalised communities. He is a former member of the Brazilian Youth Council, UNMGCY and served as a consultant for youth policies at UNESCO. He is also a speaker and co-author of several books about youth, activism, and digital inclusion.