Daniel Velasco

Dr. Daniel Velasco is chief growth and impact officer at Latinos for Education, where he brings 13 years of experience in education, entrepreneurship, fundraising and strategy. He joined as vice president of strategy and programs in 2017 after five years at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education. Before that, he taught with Teach For America and consulted on issues including evaluation policy, teacher retention and adult learning and development. Daniel has served on various boards and currently sits on those of Rocketship Public Schools and the National Center for Teacher Residencies. He was honored by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio in recognition for national service and was program faculty at Harvard’s School Turnaround Leadership. He holds master’s degrees from Harvard and Clark Universities and earned a doctorate in educational leadership and entrepreneurship from Johns Hopkins University, with an emphasis on human capital development. Originally from Peru, he was raised in Venezuela and came to the U.S. as a child.

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