Daniel Magerman

Daniel Magerman

Program Officer
Americas, United States, Brazil, Mexico, Education, Leadership, Technology

As a program officer, Daniel is responsible for supporting the creation and development of curricula for current Community Engagement Exchange Program fellows and alumni. Likewise, he supports the implementation of learning for fellows before, during, and after their practicums.

In May 2022, Daniel graduated from the Penn Graduate School of Education with an M.S.Ed. in Intercultural Communication. His coursework was complemented by multiple professional roles in civil society. Daniel was the program officer for Kivunim, an international non-profit focused on education; under his leadership, the organization expanded its scope into Latin America with an immersive experiential learning program based in Mexico City. Further, he supported international and multilingual students at both Penn State Abington and the University of Pennsylvania as a professional writing consultant.

Prior to returning to his hometown of Philadelphia, Daniel was a two-time Fulbright grantee in Curitiba, Brazil. Throughout 2017 and 2018, he supported English language learning initiatives at the Federal University of Paraná, including the creation of the first-ever academic writing center at a Brazilian university. Likewise, he volunteered with Education USA, facilitating college-entrance writing courses. During Daniel’s second year, he was also a regional mentor for incoming English Teaching Assistants.

Daniel has Ashkenazi Jewish roots, with ancestry in Lithuania and Ukraine, and he continues to engage with Jewish communities, particularly throughout the Americas. He learned Spanish in school, Portuguese in Brazil, and bits of Yiddish at home. He is excited to continue learning languages, improving his yoga practice, and spending as much time as possible outside.