Daniela Veloza

University: Harvard University
Major: Economics
Minor: Moral and Political Philosophy
Languages: Spanish
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Biography: Daniela was raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and comes from Colombian descent. In high school, Daniela stood at the top of her class while balancing a rigorous extracurricular schedule. She was an international swimming representative for Colombia, winning 18 National medals and participating in the 2013 Junior World Championships (Dubai, UAE). Daniela was also a key player in her high school swim team, as a 4-time State Championship qualifier, finalist and Women’s Swim Captain.

At Harvard University, Daniela decided to transition from an athletic focus to her professional passion: business management. Daniela is involved with several organizations and has secured prestigious leadership positions. Notably, she is the Chief Operations Officer of the Harvard Student Agencies (HSA), the world’s largest student-run corporation with over $6 million annual revenue, and 16 subsidiary businesses. She previously served as the Operations Manager of the Harvard Shop, HSA’s largest business with $3 million in annual revenue. Daniela’s strong business acumen earned her the “Manager of the Year” award, bestowed to the top performer of the 50+ management team. Daniela also served as the Marketing Manager of the Harvard Yearbook, Research Assistant for the Harvard Department of Economics and Peer Advising Fellow. This past summer, she interned at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in their distinguished Markets MOMA division.

Daniela is a hard-working, and enthusiastic student who strives to play forward the tremendous opportunities given to her. Her future aspirations are to enter the management consulting industry, enroll in a joint MBA /Public Policy program, and mentor the next generation of diverse business entrepreneurs.