Daniel A. Estupiñan
Daniel is a Master in Public Policy candidate at Harvard Kennedy School. As an advocate for greater equity within public schools serving predominantly low-income Latinx communities, Daniel campaigned for, and was elected to the board of education of a school district in New Mexico serving approximately 13,600 students. Over the last five years, he has focused on promoting greater integration of technology within classrooms, expanding bilingual education, and creating pathways to higher education. As an alumnus of the PPIA Junior Summer Institute and the CHCI Internship Program, Daniel is passionate about empowering members of the Latinx community with the skills and resources they need to realize their academic and career potential.
Yasmin is a first year MPA candidate concurrently pursuing an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is interested in increasing access to capital for minority small business owners. This past summer, Yasmin worked at a FinTech start up, creating a financial product for food truck vendors that increased access to affordable business loans. She is a former IT Strategy Consultant at Accenture Federal Services and former Commissioner on the D.C. Mayor’s Commission on Latino Community Development, which represents 55,000+ Latinos in the District. Yasmin, a Florida native, holds a BSFS in Science, Technology, and International Affairs from Georgetown University.
Thomas is a first-year Master in Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School. Before coming to Cambridge, Thomas taught in San Jose, CA as a Teach for America corps member. He is the Co-Chair of the U.S. LatinX Caucus, a student organization at HKS and a Policy Communications Associate at Opportunity Insights, an anti-poverty research institute. Thomas holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Case Western Reserve University where his senior capstone focused on LatinX civic engagement in Ohio. He is also an alumnus of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Internship Program.