Daniel’s love for his home country runs deep.
“I consider myself fortunate to have been born in Rio de Janeiro,” he says. “I have many memories from a very early age of exploring forests, waterfalls, beaches, and mountains. My parents have been together for more than 30 years, and they have been a wonderfully strong influence on me as well. My mother is a teacher, and my father is an economist. They have always pushed hard on studies, discipline, and responsibilities, and also on sports and outdoor activities.”
Daniel also has his eye on positive experiences beyond his beloved Brazil.
“Between finishing high school and starting university, I spent a semester studying English in Cambridge in the U.K., and I spent another semester studying economics in Paris, France, through a university exchange program,” he says. “There are so many places I want to visit and explore on literally all continents. I would love to have the experience of working abroad at some point as well.”
Wherever Daniel is, he loves spending time with friends and family, who perhaps unsurprisingly know him to be passionate, energized, and self-motivated. He dreams about sharing new experiences with his own children someday.