Daniela is the Deputy Director at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford’s Saïd Business School where she also previously received her MBA as a Skoll Scholar. Her work at the Skoll Centre has included designing and directing the Leading for Impact Programme, a nine-month personal development program for students interested in social impact careers, designing the LAUNCH Social Impact Careers Conference, and teaching an MBA course on high-impact entrepreneurship. Prior to her MBA, Daniela spent a decade working in Asia where she founded and grew a hybrid social venture in Cambodia, PEPY: a non-profit youth leadership organization, a for-profit development education travel company, and an advocacy organization. PEPY and PEPY Tours in Cambodia recently celebrated their 10 year anniversaries.
Daniela has worked as a consultant to a number of social ventures, from a customer insights study for a solar energy company in Tanzania to helping corporations and travel companies redesign their CSR programmes. She is co-authoring a book on rethinking volunteer travel, looking to put the learning first in international service. She has written articles for a range of media outlets, such as the BBC, Huffington Post, and Stanford Social Innovation Review, and is a regular speaker about social entrepreneurship, volunteer travel, and leadership. Daniela was part of the Clore Social Leaderships Programme and her research project for the fellowship resulted in a report on Tackling Heropreneurship.