As an Advisor, Daniel works with global sports bodies, governments and companies across a number of industries to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

In parallel, Daniel serves as Shift’s Communications Lead, overseeing our communications and advocacy strategy. He works closely with Shift’s leadership to ensure that Shift’s voice is present in key fora, and that it reaches strategic audiences and agents of change.

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.