As our Communications Lead, Daniel oversees the communications and advocacy strategy of Shift. He manages media engagement, handles media requests and works closely with Shift’s leadership to ensure that Shift’s voice is present in strategic fora. In parallel, Daniel also works across our main program areas, leading and supporting work with our partners and relevant stakeholders.

Prior to joining Shift, Daniel gained experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. He launched his career in 2012 as a public affairs consultant in his home country, Mexico, where he advised Fortune 500 companies in the extractive and high-tech industries, Congress representatives and members of Cabinet. He then went on to become a Senior Advisor at the Secretariat of the Interior, where he managed the strategic communications, speechwriting and digital engagement taskforce of the Secretary. At that time, Daniel also supported the design and implementation of policies on gender issues, LGBT rights and domestic workers’ rights.

He has also advised and supported the work of the Public Policy Program of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and the LGBT Rights, Americas and Global Advocacy Divisions of Human Rights Watch. Daniel is a member of the Board of Advisors of It Gets Better Mexico.

Daniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico), a Film Production Diploma from Vancouver Film School and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.